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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a crucial part of a child’s education.  It gives children access to critical information about themselves and the many facets of the diverse world around them. At Weston Rhyn Primary School, we provide a specifically tailored curriculum that is both broad and balanced, and meets the unique context of our school.  We give pupils access to big ideas and conversations, alongside practical experiences.  At the heart of this, we encourage respect and understanding of the universal rights of the child.  We aim to promote children’s knowledge, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience, and to help them to form and maintain worthwhile and positive relationships.

Children will be taught to have respect for themselves, and for others, within our local, national and global communities.  We aim to develop key character skills, including decision making, informed risk taking, good communication, and self-regulation strategies.  We encourage the exploration of, and respect for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community, and promote the development of positive attitudes.  We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships, and nurture sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others.  We aim to enable children to develop a deepening knowledge of their health and wellbeing, including their mental and physical health.  We aim to equip children and young people with information, skills and values to understand and to be able to cope with the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty.  The information provided will be relevant and appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils.

It is important that we prepare pupils adequately for adult life: its decisions, responsibilities, experiences and opportunities, and to allow pupils to develop fully as emotional mature human beings.