At Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)is at the heart of what we do in our school. PSHE 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 PSHE 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 Valuesand prepare children for life in modern Britain; through PSHE 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 PSHE curriculum. These include a school visits, community events and sports, arts, drama and music clubs.
A member of staff has current undertaken 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.
At Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School positive relationships are fundamental to our ethos. Relationships and Sex Education ( RSE) is a lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves and being aware of the range of family units. Through our RSE lessons children will acquire information, develop skills and form positive beliefs, values and attitudes.
The aims of RSE here at Bracebridge are to:
- Help children develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
- Be aware of the diverse range of relationships and family units, and their importance for the care and support of children
-Behave responsibly withing relationships- what makes a good friend?
-Be able to recognise unsafe situations and be able to protect themselves and ask for help and support
As an infant school, PSHE and RSE have key parts to play in the Personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people.