Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
PSHE has a high priority for us as a whole school. Staff are trained annually in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues. This includes awareness of our responsibilities to keep children safe and promote their welfare, including with respect to the reporting of FGM and being aware of the risks of extremism and radicalisation (Prevent). We work with children to encourage positive values, including those to support a cohesive community through whole school action; such as our ethos, worship, assemblies, displays, behaviour policy.
Increasingly we invest time in ensuring our children demonstrate independent skills and personal resilience, such as through the Ripples and Resilience programme with the Linden Centre, through our class resilience charters and with our Learning Mentor. We engage fully with the teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of learning and throughout this incorporate the DfE’s agenda for British Values.
In class, our work is based on the Lancashire Scheme in conjunction with Heart Smart. HeartSmart is a creative approach that we’re using to build character, emotional health and resilience in children. It’s an exciting programme which connects PSHE, RE and Wellbeing. Equipping children with foundational principles and skills that will improve their mental health and relationships and academic achievement. At Poulton St. Chad’s, we want everyone to know that they are loved, cared for and valued. We recognise the value of educating the heart alongside educating the mind. We are using HeartSmart to do just that!
Here are some fun phrases that are part of the HeartSmart program and we are sure you’ll start hearing them in your home as well. They’re called the HeartSmart High Five and here’s a brief overview.
To learn more about HeartSmart click through to their website http://heartsmartprimary.com/