PSHCE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Citizens Education. The learning equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHCE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

PSHCE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Extra Opportunities

At Chapel Haddlesey Church of England Primary School we believe PSHCE education can help schools to reduce or remove many of the barriers to learning experienced by pupils, significantly improving their capacity to learn and achieve. There are many opportunities that the children have which help to develop their experiences further such as:

  • KS2 Playground Leader training
  • School Council, Worship Group & Sports Forum meetings
  • ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) sessions
  • Team Star Awards

Planning and Coverage

We teach PSHCE using the Social and Emotional Aspect of Learning (S.E.A.L.) materials which are designed to provide a whole-school approach to promoting social, emotional and behavioural skills. The materials provide a range of resources that can be used across the whole primary school. The themes that are studied are:

Theme 1: New beginnings Theme 2: Getting on and falling out Theme 3: Say no to bullying
Theme 4: Going for goals! Theme 5: Good to be me Theme 6: Relationships
  Theme 7: Changes  

We use the scheme as discreet lesson plans which we annotate on to edit and assess progress.