WELCOME TO ALL SAINTS PSHE
School PSHE manager - Mrs T Jhass
Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship are the core skills that we aim to develop within our school. They are interwoven into everyday life here at All Saints.
An overview of how PSHE is taught within the school:
In our school PSHE is taught through our cross curricular approach to learning each term. We use a range of teaching and learning styles. We place an emphasis on active learning by including the children in discussions, investigations and problem-solving activities. We encourage children to take part in practical activities that promote active citizenship, e.g. charity fundraising, leading school assemblies, running the school tuck shop and involvement in initiatives designed to help others less fortunate than ourselves eg – Helping the Homeless partnership work with Caring Hands.
PSHE lessons do not appear on weekly class timetables because they are embedded into everyday learning experiences that the children participate in regularly. Circle time sessions do take place and appear on cross curricular plans for each class every term.
Development plans for PSHE
The development of PSHE is of importance on the school improvement plan. Some of the new initiatives taking place this year include:
- The election of a New School Council .
- To reinforce Worry Box : Individuals can speak to me or Mrs Helm regarding any worries they have.
- To organise speakers to come into school: A member of the PSHE association has been arranged to deliver the healthy workshop.
- To emphasis the healthy living : Class monitors will be delegated to encourage their peers to have a healthy snack.
- To update/ look after the Friendship Stop : PPs pupils will be given this job.
- To run an art therapy club: TJ and School Council will take the responsibility to run this club for a term.
- The allocation of small jobs around school, to school councillors e.g. delivering Xmas cards and Teacher’s post.
- Building a Keep Clean Team
- Launching a Red Nose Day charity event.
This year School Council has taken up a Clean Air Monitoring Project challenge with Medway Council. It involves monthly monitoring the air pollution level around our school grounds and sending it to the laboratory to find how clean the air is in comparison to other parts of Medway. We will be taking part again this academic year in the Clean Air Monitoring Project along with newly elected school council members. We look forward to sharing our progress throughout the year with this project.
Safe,Friendly and Happy Playtimes.
The School Council have come up with some ideas for supporting friendly playtimes, they include:
- Devising a friendship charter and getting all children to sign it.
- Installing a friendship stop on the playground.
- Organising Friendship Posters and displaying them around the playground
- Leading school assemblies on how to have happier playtimes at school.
How Challenge is provided within PSHE learning
Some individual pupils are identified by teachers as needing personal, social, health or emotional support because they have specific needs that act as barriers to their learning. These pupils are then targeted to take part in personal challenge tasks/clubs that encourage pupils to face up to their challenges, say ‘Bring it on !’ and overcome them . So far the school have run challenge clubs that include: circle of friends, social skills, play therapy, art therapy, healthy eating, weight management, social stories and anger issues.
How parents can help with their child’s PSHE learning at home
- Make children aware of current social issues within the local community and further afield
- Teach children how to be tolerant of other religions, faiths, views and opinions
- Encourage children to talk about their problems/ challenges and encourage them to find ways of overcoming them
- Teach children that individuals can disagree but disagreement needs to be done with respect
- Teach children how to show good manners and respect for others in their everyday lives
- Encourage children to abide by the law of the land and the rules/ laws of the local community home and school
- Teach children how to live a healthy lifestyle
- Teach children how to respect themselves
- Look at the BBC Bitesize link for other ideas
The National Curriculum documents below contain details about what children in each year group must be taught in these areas. The school policy documents contain details of how our school teaches them.
Meet our new School Councillors!