PSHE & Citizenship
PSHE - Personal, Social, Health, Economics education
This subject encompasses PSHE and citizenship (Personal, social, health and economics), SSMC (social, spiritual, moral and cultural) education and RSE (Relationship and sex education). It considers the whole child, promoting personal, social and emotional development, as well as health and well being. It helps to give pupils the knowledge and skills they need to lead confident, considered, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of becoming a well rounded member of society. It gives pupils an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen, having a set of values and introduces them to some of the principles of sensible financial planning and understanding, preparing them for the challenges of modern living.
Why PSHE is unique and special:
PSHE is such an important subject as it offers children the opportunity to explore all aspects of life and living which may not necessarily get covered in the rest of the curriculum. There are many important initiatives promoted and prioritised throughout school life, preparing the children for the world around them. For example, we have a successful school council, which follows a democratic process; we raise money and awareness for important causes and worthwhile issues such as Show Racism the Red Card and we hold a Healthy Schools Award which promotes positive and thoughtful living promoting physical and mental health. We target specific needs for our children and address important, current issues with immediacy and diligence. We value PSHE at Hadrian Park Primary School, recognise its importance and understand how integral it is to all aspects of the holistic child.