Our Aims For PSHE/ RSE
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is one of the whole school approaches we use that gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. At The Saints Academies, we believe that PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
PSHE at The Saints Academies aims to:
- Enable pupils to develop self-confidence and enhanced self-esteem.
- Help pupils to become responsible citizens.
- Help the children to become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
- Encourage children to respect one another, their feelings and possessions.
- Encourage children to respect the differences and diversities in people.
- Create an ethos in which the children will learn to tolerate and respect people from different races, cultures and religions.
- Help pupils to deal with social and moral issues.
- Encourage links with the community and its main social institutions.
- Teach children how to enjoy a healthier and safer lifestyle.
- Encourage pupils to think about social and moral dilemmas that they may come across in everyday life, e.g. aggressive behaviour, questions of fairness, of right and wrong and simple environmental issues.
- Encourage children to make real choices e.g. between healthy options in school meals, what to watch on television, what time to go to bed, what games to play or how to spend their pocket money sensibly.
- Teach children what kind of physical contact is acceptable or unacceptable.
- Inform children that they have a right to resist pressure to behave in an unacceptable and risky way and that they should know how to ask for help and use basic techniques for resisting pressure to do wrong.