PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION (PSHCE)
This area of the curriculum deals with health education, including diet, exercise, rest,
life-style, self-image, relationships, keeping safe, dealing with bullying and personal,
social and emotional development.
The citizenship element involves children learning about their place in society, their
growing responsibility as citizens and as members of the global community, and their
developing understanding of systems such as democracy. The school has a School
Council through which the children learn about citizenship issues. Many aspects of
PSHCE are taught in an integrated way through other subjects, and through daily school
routines, while some units are planned for separately.
An activity called ‘Circle Time’ is often used to explore moral and emotional issues.
School assemblies reinforce the teaching of many of the themes covered in PSHCE.