Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is concerned with the emotional health, wellbeing and welfare of the pupils in our school. PSHE enables pupils to become effective learners and supports them as they move from childhood, through adolescence, to become independent young people and active responsible citizens. At St Peter’s Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually.
Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, we believe that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. PSHE is taught across the school from EYFS - Year 6 on a weekly basis, following the Twinkl Life PSHE scheme. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. PSHE is taught through discussion, debate and circle times and interactive learning is encouraged to implement effective personal, social and health education. PSHE sometimes takes the form of isolated lessons and is sometimes integrated within other subjects/topics where possible. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.
Integrated through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our Core Values;
The School Council is a very active and vocal part of the school community, who meet frequently to discuss the issues and concerns that have been raised by members of the school community. Years 1 – 6 are currently represented by the school council.