PSHE education is a programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHE education equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter. PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives. PSHE makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety and the school’s statutory responsibility to promote pupils’ wellbeing. In addition the learning provided is essential to safeguarding pupils.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)
There are 5 broad social and emotional aspects of learning that are covered over a 2 year cycle.
Within each of the social and emotional aspects of learning there are a number of individual skills (see below).
Social, emotional and behavioural skills underlie almost every aspect of school, home and community life, including effective learning and getting on with other people. The following topics will be covered:
Getting on and Falling Out
Say No to Bullying
Going for Goals
Good to be Me
Each year, children in Class 3 (Y5/6) experience The Real Love Rocks Programme from Barnardo’s which covers relationships, grooming and online safety. For more information visit the Real Love Rocks website: http://www.barnardosrealloverocks.org.uk/