PSHE, or Personal Social Health Education, aims to give children the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves safe and healthy and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well PSHE Education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
Despite PSHE remaining a non-statutory subject, we believe in its importance for us in delivering the best all-round educational experience for our children, therefore it is part of our core curriculum.
We deliver PSHE through a series of Wellbeing Days, one each half term. During which the whole school comes off the usual timetable and focuses on a particular topic or theme. We run a 2 year cycle of topics, so that children re-visit these as they move through the school, allowing their understanding and skills to develop in a progressive and age-relevant way.
Our PSHE Curriculum is based on the recommendations of the PSHE Association, and can be seen in the document below:
Our Wellbeing Days are an important way for us to teach fundamental British Values in our children, as well as develop our Keevil Charactersitics of Resilience, Team-Work, Learning, DIligence, Communication and Problem-Solving in all of our children. The Keevil Characteristics are the glue that binds our entire curriculum together.
Work we have done as part of our Wellbeing Day on Anti-bullying in December 2017.