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Greenhill Primary School

Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) education

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a crucial part of a child’s
education. It gives children access to critical information about themselves and the many
facets of the diverse world around them. At Greenhill, we provide a specifically tailored curriculum that is both broad and balanced, and meets the unique context of our school. We give pupils access to big ideas and conversations, alongside practical experiences. At the heart of this, we encourage respect and understanding of the universal rights of the child, as articulated in The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the 5 fundamental British values.

At Greenhill, we aim to promote children’s knowledge, self esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience, and to help them to form and maintain worthwhile and positive relationships. Children will be taught to have respect for themselves, and for others, within our local, national and global communities.

We aim to develop key character skills, including decision making, informed risk taking, good
communication, and self-regulation strategies. We encourage the exploration of, and respect
for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community, and promote the
development of positive attitudes. We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships,
and nurture sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others. 

We aim to enable children to develop a deepening knowledge of their health and wellbeing,
including their mental and physical health. We aim to equip children and young people with
information, skills and values to understand and to be able to cope with the physical and
emotional changes that happen during puberty. The information provided will be relevant
and appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils.

At Greenhill, we aim to prepare pupils adequately for adult life: its decisions, responsibilities, experiences and opportunities, and to allow pupils to develop fully as emotional mature human beings.

The framework of our PSHE curriculum is based around the PSHE Association's toolkit for PSHE. Lessons are delivered using a mix of resources from MindMate and NSPCC resources. We use 1Decision resources to encourage good decision making and foster classroom discussions.  At Greenhill, we monitor and personalise our PSHE curriculum using the results of the 'My Health, My School' survey completed by our Year 5 & 6 pupils.

To support teaching we also run theme days - In 2023 we have already supported World Mental Health Day and Anti-Bullying week - have a look at what we did below!