At Catchgate Primary School we deliver PSHE through weekly worship themes from Secrets of Success that are followed up in class. We also follow SEALs themes during worship and explore what is happening in the world around us during our weekly 'What's in the news?' worship.
We are proud to say after our assessment on June 26th we are now a Level 1 Rights Respecting School!
Enterprise Week in March was also a great opportunity for children to listen to and value the ideas and views of others, work together and help each other and practise their personal and social skills. This has a Fair trade theme and we raised money for the Fair trade foundation from a Fair trade tuck shop ran by the school council.
PSHE encompasses all areas designed to promote children’s personal, social and emotional development. It gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, make the most of their own abilities and those of others. It is very closely linked with Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, and encompasses our work within Rights Respecting School Award, Secrets of Success, S.E.A.L. Healthy Schools and British Values.
PSHE sessions are fun and lively and a range of teaching strategies are used such as:
-Circle time, role-play, discussion – whole class, small group, visitors e.g. PC, Fire Brigade, School Health Advisor etc., stories e.g. exploring behaviour of characters, creative activities, and pupil initiated activities.
PSHE sessions are timetabled in class and issues dealt with as teachers feel necessary. PSHE is also taught through a range of activities outside of the classroom such as:
-Visits to places of interest
-Outdoor pursuits and team building
-Fund raising and charity work
-Interaction with members of the local community, visiting speakers and professionals
-Trips and residential trips
Friendship weeks regularly take place which incorporates, worships, paired work, work across classes and year groups and discusses Anti-Bullying themes and strategies.