The Personal, Social, Health Education programme is designed to promote the personal, social, health and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, and the health and well-being of all pupils.
Planning is partly based around the five domains of Goleman’s (1995) model of emotional intelligence. These are self-awareness, self-regulation (managing feelings), motivation, empathy, and social skills.
To summarise, pupils are encouraged to develop skills as team players, effective learners, and responsible citizens.
Objectives of the Policy:
Students will develop values, attitudes, knowledge, skills, and understanding in order to meet the Government’s aim for every child, regardless of background or circumstance to:
- Be healthy
- Stay safe
- Enjoy and achieve
- Make a positive contribution
- Achieve economic well-being
Throughout the year, guest speakers are invited into school to enrich the learning experience of PSHE. For example, Hertfordshire Magistrates talk to our Year 8 pupils about the consequences of anti-social behaviours in the community. Our schools’ PCSOs come in to discuss road safety, the law on anti-social behaviour as well as the law on drugs. Actors from ADAD Theatre Company give a frighteningly real performance on the destructive nature of drug abuse. Speakers from our school charity, “Khandel Light”, are invited to discuss the global water crisis. Herts Aid have provided a sexual health education and information service for Key Stage 3 pupils which is relevant and appropriate to age group. More recently, business experts have taken time out of their busy schedules to help our year 8 pupils to set up their very own businesses.
Strong links are maintained with local Middle Schools and Freman College to ensure consistency and appropriateness of resources.
There are currently no attainment targets for PSHE but end of key stage statements have been developed to help teachers assess progress. For further information, please click here.
If you would like more information regarding our PSHE curriculum, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org