Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is defined by the schools inspectorate Ofsted as a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities.
It is a non statutory school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Well-delivered PSHE programmes are evidenced to have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. The kinds of questions that might come up in PSHE include: What acts indicate kindness? Why do we have to eat vegetables? Why do large items sometimes cost less than smaller ones?
It is here that your child will learn about bullying, citizenship, drug education, healthy eating, physical activity, mental and emotional health, wellbeing, and relationships.
Update: November 2017 - Anti-Bullying week
Staff and pupils at St Stephen’s Junior School were once again creative during Anti-bullying week.
Last year classes voted for their Anti-bullying Ambassadors and throughout the year these pupils have a workshop on spotting the signs of bullying, report bullying to staff if they witness it, appear in a school video and present an assembly on bullying. The ambassadors worked tirelessly and were recently rewarded with a visit to The Houses of Parliament in London.
During the week all pupils were encouraged to enter a competition and design a poster on the theme “All different, All equal”. The standard of entries was very high but winners include; Chelsea (age 10), Rosie (age 10), Rayyan (age 8) and Minerva (age 7). Read more about our incredible week HERE
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