Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
It is our intent to deliver excellent quality, age appropriate PSHE education that covers mental health and wellbeing, physical health including healthy lifestyles and first aid and learning about Relationships and Health Education and keeping safe online.
Our PSHE education curriculum and school ethos helps our children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.
At St.Bede's we teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, through SEAL lessons, via assemblies, through our 'Statements to Live By' each week, using the weekly news resource 'Picture News' and through other subjects within the curriculum.
We also implement and place high importance on themed weeks, such as ‘Anti- Bullying Week’, ‘Wellbeing Week’, 'Healthy Me From Head to Toe week' and 'Safety Week’. These weeks involve a wide range of activities, such as workshops, and visits from external agencies. Whilst always full of fun, they promote important messages about health, safety and wellbeing.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote values in schools to ensure our children leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. The children are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. The children are taught about democracy through different elements of our curriculum.
The Fundamental British Vales are:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At St. Bede's we implement P4C sessions into our PSHE lessons. Philosophy for Children (P4C), is operated by SAPERE. It is designed to help children become more willing and able to question, reason, construct arguments and collaborate. It is an approach to teaching in which students participate in group dialogues focused on philosophical issues. Dialogues are prompted by a stimulus (for example, a story or a video) and are based around a concept such as ‘truth’, ‘fairness’ or ‘bullying’. P4C builds higher order thinking, questioning, speaking and listening skills. It creates respect for others, promotes engagement with learning and enhances educational development.
We believe that there is evidence that P4C has a positive impact on our children’s attainment, in addition to a positive influence on the wider outcomes such as our pupils’ confidence to speak, listen, and build on their self-esteem which we believe are really important for other learning to take place.
During our P4C sessions, there are opportunities for speaking and listening, turn taking and being encouraged to justify or qualify their thoughts. There is an emphasis on working in a critical but caring way, valuing other’s points of view.
The Northwich Children's Parliament is a group of children drawn from all 26 schools in the Northwich Primary School Partnership. The group meets regularly to discuss and try to address issues relevant to children across the area.
We have two representatives on the Northwich Children's Parliament.
They meet regularly with pupils from other local primary schools to agree and work on aims for the year ahead.
After each meeting our two representatives feed back to our school council who in turn report back to their classes.
PSHE Association- https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/?
SAPERE P4C- https://www.sapere.org.uk/
Picture News- https://www.picture-news.co.uk/
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