Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. PSHE is a planned programme of study which equips children with the necessary knowledge and skills to be positive, upstanding and contributing members of society. In addition, we are aiming to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals as their own self, within their family and members of society.
The programme of study is categorised in three sections:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the wider world
Each year we cover a range of topics including creating a community, how we solve problems, managing feelings and learning how to make school a safe place for all.
There is also a focus on bullying and how to deal it. Children also learn to develop relationships and friendships both within and outside of school. As a school, through our PSHE curriculum, we enable children to set themselves goals and work towards them.
To enrich the PSHE curriculum we arrange visits from community bodies such as the police, Transport for London and health professionals.
At St James’ we respect all cultures, ethnicities, families and individuals. To show this, we sometimes have non-uniform days such as wear red day, where all adults and pupils wear something red to show that we show racism the red card and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We promote the British Values, the 4Cs and these coincide with our PSHE teaching and learning.
Our School Council, elected each term, meets regularly and is active in helping children to take an active role in the school.