Personal, Social and Health Education
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE Education) and Citizenship help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible and moral citizens.
At St Stephen’s CE Primary School, PSHE is embedded throughout our daily life. We model positive relationships, self image and communication skills with others in all our daily interactions. We encourage all our children to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class, school councils, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.
As a church school we promote the message God wants us to be caring, considerate, responsible citizens looking after ourselves, others and the world in which we live.
In our school we use the Dimensions 3D PSHE scheme of work as well as bespoke lessons aimed at the specific needs of our children.
PSHE is taught as a discrete subject, through PSHE lessons, assemblies linked to Collective Worship and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, outdoor educational visits, community work and activities. We recognise themed weeks such as 'Anti-bullying' week where we discuss the true meaning of bullying in depth. We use the 'S.T.O.P.' acronym as a reminder: 'Several Times On Purpose'.
The PSHE curriculum covers:
Three main cores: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
These are broken down into the following categories: Keeping Healthy, Keeping Safe, Friendships and Relationships, Growing and Changing, Global and Environment, Economics.
Please see our policies page for further details on our policies, including SRE.