Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. At Pleasant Street we encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their self-esteem and confidence. We teach them how society is organised and governed and ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council, circle time and Philosophy for Children opportunities. We teach them about rights and responsibilities and they learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
The aims of personal, social and health education and citizenship are to enable the children to:
- know and understand how to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
- know and understand how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally, in and beyond the school setting.
- understand how to develop good relationships with others
- have respect for themselves and others
- be independent and responsible members of the school community
- be positive and active members of a democratic society
- develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
- develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
- develop an understanding of how to manage a budget and plan for future economic wellbeing
- understand the importance of rules both within school, as well as in the community and wider British society embedded in the law.