Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education at Godstowe is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
The PSHE programme contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings.
A timetabled, weekly PSHE lesson enables us to deliver ‘Jigsaw’, our whole school, consistent approach to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) from nursery to year 6 (MIII). It brings these strands together alongside the development of emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
PSHE education covers mental health and wellbeing; physical health (including healthy lifestyles and first aid); learning about safe, healthy relationships and sex (Year 7 & 8, including understanding consent, negotiating life online and intimate relationships). PSHE Association resources are used with pupils in years 7 and 8.
PSHE education also makes a unique contribution to safeguarding at Godstowe and supports the school to fulfil our statutory duty to teach pupils to keep themselves safe.