Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education
Today’s children are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. An integral part of our school mission is to develop well-rounded children. We aim to help our pupils establish a strong moral foundation so that they have a positive self-image and this is reflected in how they behave and interact with others.
Our curriculum aims to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially; tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up; and promote British Values. We timetable a weekly PSHCE session as it endorses positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.
As well as learning in class we actively promote these values through wider school life. Pupils lead and support democracy days with the local parish council, assemblies develop whole school values and pupils are taught to share and care about their local area with charity days and close working within village community groups.
At Broomley we believe that the personal, social and health development of each child, in conjunction with their citizenship skills, has a significant role in their ability to learn. We value the importance of PSHE and Citizenship in preparing children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life and their place in the world.