Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education

In our Code of Conduct we expect all of the children to do their best, be caring, kind and respectful and to listen and work together. Our PSHE curriculum reinforces our Code of Conduct, is carefully planned to promote our school values of connect, kindness and believe and ensure all of our children have the best start to their life, learning and applying the skills needed to be responsible adults. Our PSHE curriculum is relevant to their lives, taking into consideration the local community and the life experiences of the children. We want everyone to feel safe, be willing to try new things and to know that making mistakes is part of the journey of learning. We strive to ensure our children grow up to be resilient, empathetic individuals who can keep themselves safe and who want to make a difference. We aim to encourage and inspire every child to believe that all of their aspirations can be achieved through learning, imagination and effort. The children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, both in the present and in the future. We want the children to have no limits to what their ambitions are, to be prepared for the next stage of their education and enter adulthood with aspirations to be future members of the police, teachers, psychologists, social workers, mental health psychologists, doctors and nurses.

1Decision programme is used to support the teaching of our PSHE curriculum, which includes Relationships, Health and Sex Education. As well as meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum, our PSHE curriculum has carefully planned learning opportunities which ensure in each year group there is a progression of skills, vocabulary, understanding and knowledge. We work with Altru Drama, who support our work on drug education and bullying with performances and workshops. Year 5 pupils access workshops exploring diversity, challenging stereotypes and inappropriate language. Children in Year 6 are buddies supporting our new Reception pupils, Year 4 classes access essential first aid training, Year 5 and 6 yoga with Active Sefton Sefton and teaching staff at school, as well as Year 5 classes planning an annual Smile Project working with elderly members of our community. Worry Monsters are used effectively across the school to provide an additional opportunity for children to raise any issues or concerns. Our anti bullying ambassadors are carefully selected, trained and plan opportunities to raise awareness, understanding and share support that is available for the children. Assemblies promote growth mindset and core values, elections for school council and sports or house captains promote understanding of the democratic process. The School Council are encouraged to think of others and plan fundraising events, our choir sings at the local hospital, children collect donations for the foodbank, whilst the Eco Council plan events to care for our world.