PSHE education can be defined as a planned 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.
As part of a whole school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. This is supported by outside visitors to the school sharing their experiences on, for example, Road Safety, Managing Money and Personal Health.
This helps the children to talk about and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure leading to purposeful learning.
At Henley, much of the PSHE values are incorporated within the Philosophy Curriculum, where many of the key issues are discussed such as ‘Fairness’ and ‘Respect’. For example, in PSHE we encourage the children to respect each other and their belongings, whilst in Philosophy, the children gain understanding about respecting each others’ ideas.