Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
At More House School, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. They learn how society is organised and governed and experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We provide opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse society.
Among many other things, our PSHEE programme aims to encourage students to recognise their own self-worth, work well with others, develop positive relationships, understand common diversity and differences in accordance with the British Values, to understand how to be healthy and safe and to be a positive and active member of a democratic society. We use a range of teaching and learning styles, including the children in activities such as discussions, role play, games, investigations and problem-solving activities.
We deliver PSHEE in a variety of ways. Some of the objectives are covered in dedicated PSHE times, but many of the objectives are covered through other areas of the school’s curriculum, for example in Religious Education, Assemblies, and Science; attitudes and expectations of behaviour are promoted by adults in the school.
We also develop PSHE and citizenship through activities and whole-school events, for example the school council representatives from each year group meet regularly to discuss school matters, and each form group organises the running of a stall at the annual Easter Fayre.
At More House School, we teach PSHEE to all children, regardless of their ability. Our teachers provide learning opportunities matched to the individual needs of children, including those who are gifted and talented or have learning difficulties.