At Whiteheath, we value the importance of promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement. That’s why we ensure our PSHE curriculum builds the essential life skills and attitudes for unlocking our pupils’ potential. PSHE teaches the children how to make informed choices and be enterprising and ambitious. Through PSHE education, we focus on achieving the children’s potential by supporting wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect children’s ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. We also learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle and positive relationships. Our curriculum is embedded with the five British Values – Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance of different cultures and religion, Mutual respect, and Individual liberty.
Our PSHE aims are:
- PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
- PSHE education introduces pupils to some of the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
- PSHE education helps to foster pupil wellbeing and develop character and personal attributes that we believe are fundamental to pupils being happy, successful and productive.
- Pupils learn, through PSHE education, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.
- PSHE education actively promotes the moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils.
How we teach PSHE:
- Weekly lessons or thematic units.
- Cross-curricular lessons.
- Celebrating positive learning attributes with achievement certificates.
- A whole-school focus on mental health and wellbeing.