At Roe Green Infants and Roe Green Strathcona school we believe that the importance of personal, social and health education and citizenship is to help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens our children to have many opportunities.
We give our children many opportunities to learn about:
- healthy eating by providing daily fruit to all 4-7 year olds
- finding out about the people who help us in our community
- our emtions during circle times
- a school council which meet every fortnight
- buddy stops in the playground run by school councillors
- To learn to appreciate what it means to belong to, and play an important part in our multicultural school society as well as that of the wider community. Celebrate with each other, the variety of cultures and beliefs.
- To develop good relationships and respect the differences between people.For children to learn to work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning and behaviour.
- To know and understand what constitutes a healthy, safe lifestyle.To develop self-confidence, self-discipline and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.
- To be aware of safety issues within the school and the wider community. To be independent and responsible members of the school community.
- To prepare to play an active role as a citizen.
- Teachers will be timetabling and teaching effective Circle Times.
- PSHE will be expressed through normal academic and pastoral arrangements through the whole school environment, including displays, the pattern of relationships established, and the values modelled by all of the staff.
- Children will know rules for, and ways of keeping safe, including basic road safety, and about people who can help them to stay safe.
- Children will understand the choices they can make, and recognise the difference between right and wrong.
- Children will make simple choices that improve their health and well-being.
- Children will think about themselves, learn from their experiences and recognise what they and others are good at.
PSHE shall be monitored through ongoing discussion, taking account of the needs of children. Planning will be reviewed and evaluated within year groups and then fed back to the subject co-ordinator. Guidance and advice shall be given to teachers, in order to make plans more relevant to our children. Appropriate displays of the children’s work will feature in corridors and classrooms.