PSHE

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PSHE? What on Earth is that?

Surely not yet another fancy educational acronym?!

Well, yes, but…. Actually this one stands for something really important and rather exciting! You may not have heard much about it, in spite of its importance. Let me tell you about PSHE in our school.

PSHE –  Personal, Social and Health Education. It’s a package of vital knowledge and skills for our children– a toolkit for coping with real life.

It includes a huge range of subjects such as keeping safe, relationships, managing feelings, healthy eating, making sensible choices, and respect for others, plus a firmgrounding in the basic values of which we would all approve. In fact, without a good grasp of PSHE principles, it is difficult to imagine our children achieving the happy, fulfilled, independent and healthy, adulthood that we all would wish for them; as useful members of society, able to make and enjoy good relationships and to make sensible decisions.

The last few weeks have been a real eye-opener for me. I just had not realised how much careful planning, preparation and effort goes in to teaching the many aspects of PSHE.

PHSE is much more than just the set pieces in the programme. Much of it is taught unobtrusively, every day, in every lesson, at school camp, in the assemblies, the clubs, the teams and the class room displays. It is delivered opportunistically by motivated staff sharing a common set of values. It happens whenever a small disagreement is resolved, or there is encouragement to share, to help, to do as you would be done by, to see things from another’s point of view, or to try harder at something new and brilliant.

 

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