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
Weekly News Resource
Learning from the world around us!
Each week we share a throught provoking picture and question to enable the discussion amoungst the children. Each picture is linked to a current news story. We use these in our lessons to expose children to current affairs, discover their interests and bring the world closer to their everyday lives. Each one comes with a meaningful link to the British Values, protected characteristics and the UN Rights of a Child. Lessons are taught appropriate to the age of pupils.
The Northwich Children's Parliament is a group of children drawn from all 27 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 their classes.
NSPCC PANTS PROGRAMME https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/
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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