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St Joseph's Park Hill School

St Joseph's

Park Hill School

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PSHE

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important part of  our school curriculum. The children learn life-long skills to use in their daily lives and to carry with them through life.

Throughout the school year the children will learn about their feelings and how to deal with their emotions. We discuss the importance of valuing difference within school, but also with those in the wider community.

We teach our children how to keep safe. Keeping safe covers many topics including: keeping safe at home, at school and online. We support them through the changes that happen to them: emotionally, physically and mentally. 

Our PSHE lessons are delivered in various ways.  Sometimes our lessons take a more relaxed approach and we encourage the children to listen and share their opinions and thoughts within their classrooms. Some children often become the educator. The children plan and deliver lessons to other year groups. This encourages children to learn from each other within school.

Each year the children have a session with the ‘Life Education Centre’ and their learning is tailored to their year group.

Our school has a ‘News Committee’. The News Committee meets fortnightly to debate a current issue/topic from the news. The current issues are from ‘Picture News’, a resource used within lessons throughout the school.  It is important for children to be aware of what is happening in the world around them and to listen and respect other people’s opinions. A ‘Children’s Newsletter’ is produced from the discussions and both sides of the argument are always presented.

Our school has PSHE themed weeks throughout the year. Themed weeks include: anti-bullying week, online safety week, road safety week and British Values. These themed weeks include tailored lessons for each year group.

Guest speakers and visitors are invited into school to enhance PSHE Provision.