At Giles Brook Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. We recognise that our children enter school from a range of different settings and increasingly from culturally diverse backgrounds. We encourage children from an early age to celebrate this diversity, building communities within each classroom as well as across the school.
We feel it is an important part of children’s education to help them to understand how they are developing personally and socially. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of the diverse society in which we live. This learning is through discrete, focussed sessions and threaded throughout the rest of the curriculum to embed the learning.
We actively encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. We hold a democratic voting system for peers to vote for their peers to join pupil voice groups such as School Council, Eco Council, Park Rangers, Play Leaders, Digital Leaders and House Captains.
Clear sequential progression in teaching ensures skills and knowledge are built upon systematically and by merging our PSHE, SMSC (spiritual, moral, social, cultural) and RSE (relationship and sex education) curriculum at Giles Brook Primary School we believe this facilitates the active promotion of, and provides, the opportunity for children to understand the fundamental British Values (Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance).