Character and well-being education (PSHE)
We believe that PSHE (Personal social health education) should be integrated into all aspects of school life. Our PSHE curriculum therefore consists of three key stands:
- Relationships education
- Character education
Relationships Education is taught through a planned programme of PSHE which is taught as timetabled lessons in all years. We use the Camden Scheme of work so as to deliver the statutory requirements for Relationships education, including: sex education (All About Me); drugs and alcohol; online safety and mental health awareness.
Our school’s character values, our Three Cs of caring, courage and cooperation, are incorporated into our PSHE curriculum, with discrete lessons being timetabled at the beginning of each term. These values are promoted across the school at all times necessary, including: break times; drama sessions and performances; sporting activities; Hero buddies events; service projects; school trips; transition programmes; weekly Three C’s awards; and whole school and classroom displays.
Children’s well-being is a priority in our school and opportunities to develop children’s understanding of their emotions and how to manage them are found across the curriculum, including: discrete PSHE lessons about mental health; mental health awareness week; picture books used for story times, in English lessons and in book corners that promote diversity and equality, as well as emotional literacy; whole school mindfulness programme Ten Minutes Peace; and Human Utopia workshops and Hero buddy days.