We believe that Personal Social Health Education is a vital part of learning at Borrowdale Primary School. PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It equips children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.
Through PSHE we provide opportunities for children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future. Our PSHE curriculum is supported by the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme which features an emphasis on personal, social and emotional wellbeing. This builds confidence and awareness of the individual as part of as a community whose members each have the responsibility to ensure that school is a safe and caring place.
The teacher plans and manages the PSHE themes and activities in order for children to share their thoughts and feelings with each other and to develop and nurture each child's self-esteem. Relationships within the class are strengthened as children gain a deeper knowledge of the characters and personalities of their peers.