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  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6


PSHEE Leader


Miss Hendry

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.

We all wore odd socks to start our Friendship Week off and showed them off during our Anti-Bullying Week assembly. We focussed on this years theme 'Change starts with us' and how we can make changes for the better.

Thank you to Janvi Patel for writing this Anti-bullying poem at home and sharing it with us.

We enjoyed our mindfulness sessions with Ali and Deb from Mind who have been working with our School Council this year.

Miss Lynch led yoga sessions for the whole school which we all enjoyed during our mindfulness day.

In her own time, Jasmin (4DP) has used the anti-bullying theme to write this poem.

In her own time, Janvi (4SP) has created this poem for anti-bullying week.

Year 3 enjoyed wearing odd socks to mark the start of Anti-Bullying Week.

To introduce Anti-bullying week the School Council led a whole school assembly. They emphasised the important message behind the theme 'choose respect' and gave us lots to think about with regards to this very important topic.

We have introduced a new scheme this year to teach about emotional health and wellbeing. The letter below explains more about it. Don't forget to ask your child to tell you all about what they are learning in class.

Meet the characters from my Happymind who are helping us learn about emotional health and wellbeing this year...

Year 3 enjoyed celebrating the special qualities of everone in their class.

The NSPCC came into school to lead a KS1 and KS2 assembly about speaking out and keeping safe. Afterwards they worked with Year 5 and 6 to explore this theme in greater depth.

Inspired by anti-bullying week, Janvi in year 3 has written this great poem offering some great advice.

Look at some of our amazing work we created during Anti-bullying Week...

Year 3 showing they are all different but all equal

Anti-bullying Week 2017

Health Week 26th - 30th June 2017

British Values is important in our school. We are all in a house linked to the British Values and work hard to gain house points for our team. Each week the winning team is announced in assembly and they have their colour ribbon displayed on the trophy. Each half term the overall winning house have an afternoon treat. Which team will be the overall winner for the most house points throughout the year?

Year 2 Feelings Rainbow: we thought about what colours we would assign to each feeling. This helps us to talk about how we feel.

Going for Goals! Year 3 have been thinking about their goals for the future.

Year 4 have been exploring a range of different issues in society at the moment, focussing on problems that have a direct impact on us as British citizens. 

Year 4 writing a mini-manifesto in preparation for becoming 'Pupil Prime Minister'

Year 4 exploring current British political issues - Food

Year 4 exploring current British political issues - Transport

DO NOT send your child into school if they have any ONE of the following symptoms: (1) A HIGH TEMPERATURE (this mean they feel hot to the touch on their back or chest) - (2) A NEW, CONTINUOUS COUGH (this means coughing a lot, for more than one hour, or 3 or more coughing episode within 24 hours) - (3) A LOSS OR CHANGE TO SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE (this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal)