PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education)
What is PSHE?
PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and ultimately prepared for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our Core Values
Our 6 ‘Mayfield Core Values’ aim to help children develop skills and attributes of:
These are kept in mind all of the time and referred to continuously by all adults working at Mayfield.
The PSHE curriculum aims to equip children with the necessary knowledge and life skills that underlie all aspects of everyday life.
The PSHE curriculum is delivered through a wide range of teaching and learning opportunities, including designated PSHE lessons, circle time, assemblies, visitors to the school and visits out of school. Children explore subject content through drama, role-play, class and group discussion, puppets and games.
Through PSHE we aim to develop children’s self-awareness, build positive self-esteem and confidence, show respect to others, develop social skills and encourage healthy, safe choices. By developing such knowledge and skills we hope children will become successful learners and responsible citizens.
In KS2 we encourage children to take responsibility for themselves and others through the initiation of ‘peer mediators’.
Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) falls within PSHE and this chart shows the curriculum plan with the SRE strands highlighted: