What is PSHEE? -----Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
PSHEE can help the children at Holden Clough to gain a measure of knowledge, skills and understanding on which to build confident, healthy, independent lives. It enables them to become happy, healthy, independent and responsible members of the society in which they live
At Holden Clough we teach children about rights and responsibilities and our children learn to appreciate what is means to be a positive member of the diverse, multicultural society in which we live.
We recognise the importance of the role of PSHEE in helping our children really understand themselves and others. Through the positive work we do in this area, we feel that we are equipping our children with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for life, not only within our school community, but also in the wider world.
Through our 1 Decision scheme, My Happymind scheme, assemblies, theme days/weeks, circle time and their own experiences, the children are encouraged to explore their own worth in the school community and within their wider community. In doing so, the aim is for each individual to become increasingly responsible for their own actions and learning.
PSHE is embedded within all that we do at Holden Clough and is closely linked with our work in other areas of the curriculum. Through our approach we aim to help our children develop by increasing their confidence, helping them to keep safe, building on their sense of identity, developing their self-understanding as well as empathy for others, and by helping them to develop positive and productive relationships throughout their lives.
Thorough active participation and personal reflection, the children will learn to respect each other and understand our diversities and differences. Our aim at Holden Clough is to help and encourage all the children to form effective and fulfilling friendship both now and in the future.
We encourage our children to play a positive role in the life of our school and wider community to develop their sense of worth. We teach them about the way in which society is organised and governed and ensure they have experience of the process of democracy in school through our school, sport and eco councils. Class representatives meet regularly to discuss school matters and help to move the school forward taking pupil voice into account along with other stake holders.
Most of PSHEE education becomes statutory for all schools from September 2020. This includes Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases.
The Department for Education's Statutory Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education guidance sets out what schools must cover. The statutory guidance is comprehensively covered by learning opportunities for each key stage across three core theme: 'Health and Wellbeing', 'Relationships', and 'Living in the Wider World'.
Even though much of 'Living in the Wider World' is not included in the statutory requirements, this core theme is equally important. Our PSHEE programme across school covers economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risk in a range of contexts.
PSHEE has a strong link to SMSC and British Values . You can read more about these areas on the curriculum web page.