Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
PSHE 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.
The PSHE Association.
Our PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of the three themes of health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. The relationships and health aspects of PSHE education have been compulsory since September 2020.
At Sunnyfields, we recognise the importance of the role of PSHE in helping our children really understand themselves and others. Through the positive work we do in this area, we feel that we are equipping our children with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for life, not only within our school community, but also in the wider world.
PSHE is embedded within all that we do at Sunnyfields and is closely linked with our commitment to Building Learning Power, promoting British Values and our focus as a Rights Respecting school. Through our approach we aim to help our children develop by increasing their confidence, helping them to keep safe, building on their sense of identity, developing their self-understanding as well as empathy for others, and by helping them to develop positive and productive relationships throughout their lives.
We deliver PSHE using a combination of discrete teaching, cross-curricular learning, circle time, themed days and assemblies. The content of our PSHE is based on the Barnet Schools HEP and the coverage is outlined in the grid below.