PSHE and Citizenship

At Watcombe Primary School, Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Citizenship are greatly valued as we believe they equip the children with knowledge, understanding attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive lives. These subjects allow the children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes.  PSHE and Citizenship develop the qualities and attitudes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

PSHE and Citizenship is planned and taught using the PSHE Association Planning Toolkit.  Lessons are planned for each year group and links are made throughout the curriculum.  PSHE and Citizenship at our school reflects the values and aims which the school holds and these are based on the social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) development of the children.  The children are taught to recognise the difference between right and wrong, the consequences of their behaviour and actions, to appreciate others viewpoints, to get on with all members of society and to show respect and tolerance.

PSHE and Citizenship are further enhanced with class circle times and opportunities for discussion about issues that arise to enable the children to feel valued and have a sense of belonging.  We believe this is important in developing effective relationships between all members of the school community and increasing the children’s ability to make reasoned decisions and keep themselves safe.

PSHE and Citizenship help to prepare the children for the next stages of their lives and beyond by developing an interest in exploring and improving their understanding of society, how modern Britain works and British values.  To enhance this appreciation, we have an elected Pupil Leadership Team which makes informed decisions about school issues and jobs and responsibilities in school that the children can apply to do.

PSHE and Citizenship at Watcombe School aims to develop the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.