At Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)is at the heart of what we do in our school. PSHCE helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to develop as confident, healthy and independent individuals. PSHCE lessons help to promote physical and emotional well-being for all of our children.
Our planning supported by the PSHE Association resources for PSHCE covers emotional health and well-being, financial awareness, sex and relationships, drug education, bullying and citizenship, at a level appropriate to the children’s ages.
At Bracebridge School we promote British Values and prepare children for life in modern Britain; through PSHCE and across the curriculum, children explore democracy, rights and responsibilities, respect and tolerance of those of different faiths, beliefs and opinions.
Opportunities to further children’s development in Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education are embedded throughout our curriculum including PE and Science.
Enrichment activities further support and complement our PSHCE curriculum. These include a school visits, community events and sports, arts, drama and music clubs.
A member of staff is currently undertaking the ELSA training and presently runs sessions to support individuals who need additional help to manage their emotional well-being. Furthermore, we offer a lunchtime Nurture club and run the accredited FUN friends course for various children to help them build their resilience, confidence and self-esteem.
Personal and Social skills are at the heart of our school values and are the focus of school Together Time, in particular our “Star of the Week” and 'Values' award Together Time, as well as within our class behaviour and reward systems. Children are also actively involved in making decisions and discussing issues surrounding their health, friendships and well-being through the School Council.
PSHCE is one of the many ways in which we support the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our children.