PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. At Bardsey, we aim to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of some core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing). PSHE learning is essential to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding.
At Bardsey, we use a consistent approach of teaching PSHE. This is through a whole-school approach and a scheme of learning published by Islington Education Authority which has been recommended by our local authority. This is progressive scheme of work, which aims to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
This is taught through various key themes each year. Through this, we place strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience, nurturing mental and physical health and mindfulness. This allows children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. The children at Bardsey also engage in enhancing experiences such as the School Council, Food Ambassadors and Playmakers which provide the opportunity to practise PSHE skills and knowledge practically.