At The Sherwood School, PSHE is interlinked throughout our learning and daily school life. We feel it is important to model positive decision-making and relationships with others in everything we do. We aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
We realise the importance of preparing our children for the world in which we live today. We recognise that the personal development of pupils plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide a balanced and rich education that gives our children opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We believe that PSHE is fundamental to the development of the individual potential of all of our children. We place great importance on helping children to develop attitudes of respect, consideration, a sense of community and, a sense of self-worth and self-esteem.
We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events, and supporting charity activities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and the rights of others within our diverse society.
We are a Rights Respecting School and believe that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is central to the values and ethos of the school. In all PSHE and cross-curricular education, an understanding of the rights of all children, worldwide, helps to build respect in all relationships both within the school and in the wider community.
Article 12: Children have the right to say what they think should happen, and to have their opinions taken into account.”
Article 14: Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion as long as they are not stopping others from enjoying their rights.”
Article 2: The convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.”
Article 24: Children have the right to good quality health care, to clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so they will stay healthy.”
Article 29: Education should develop each child’s talents and personality to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents and their own and other cultures.
We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, through weekly PSHE lessons, circle times, via assemblies and through other subjects, such as RE, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.
We also supplement the teaching of PSHE with a range of themed weeks which teach children about other vital life skills including: British Values, healthy eating, E-safety, fire safety, anti-bullying week, stranger danger, and road safety.