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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

PSHE is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knoweldge, understanding skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.  As part of a whole-school appoach, PSHE develops the qualities and atributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

PSHE equips children to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.  It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.  A critical component of PSHE is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attributes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attributes they encounter now and in the future. 

PSHE contributes to personal development by helping children to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.  It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others with help children to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.