PSHE & Citizenship
At Shavington, our aim is to teach PHSE (Personal, social and health education) and Citizenship in a way that enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We celebrate individual and collective achievements and encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self worth. We teach them about how society is organised and governed and ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We aim to provide opportunities that help the children to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
The aims of personal, social and health education and citizenship are to enable the children to:
- know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
- be aware of safety issues;
- understand what makes for good relationships with others;
- have respect for others;
- be independent and responsible members of the school community;
- be positive and active members of a democratic society;
- develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
- develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
Through out the year, we cover topics in PHSE such as: anti-bullying, staying safe, how to call for help, children’s rights and responsibilities and healthy eating. These topics are sometimes taught as specific lessons but are also always reiterated through out the year, both in lessons and in the daily life of the school.