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:
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.
Safe,Friendly and Happy Playtimes.
The School Council have come up with some ideas for supporting friendly playtimes, they include:
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
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.