Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social and Health Education

We believe that personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enable children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy and empowerment of ‘pupil voice’ in school through membership and contribution to the School Council.

Our curriculum provides the girls with a spiral curriculum that offers opportunities and supports them in the development of social and emotional skills that are essential to them.

We encourage girls to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship. These activities include charity fund raising, walk to school weeks, peer mentoring (friendship 'buddies'), school assemblies and anti-bullying week.  We offer the children the opportunity to hear visiting speakers. The police, fire service and other officials visit during the year to meet the children and lead assemblies.  Topics covered include bullying, dangerous play, crime and consequences. In Juniors, the girls begin to explore community opportunities, and in Year 6 all girls have a key role to develop leadership and co-operative team-building skills.