PSHE

What is PSHE?

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education is a distinct curriculum subject and has both statutory and non-statutory elements as defined by the DfE. High quality PSHE education supports pupils’ personal, social, health and economic development, helps to give them the knowledge, skills, strategies and attributes to make informed choices and decisions about the different opportunities and challenges life presents.  Pupils will learn about relationships, health and wellbeing, keeping safe, managing their off and online lives, living in the wider world and financial education at an age appropriate level. Providing a high quality PSHE curriculum gives pupils opportunities to explore issues that are real and relevant to them in their daily lives in a safe and managed environment. 
 
Our School ethos on PSHE
 
Our aims at Bledlow Ridge School are threefold:
·       To enable every child to reach his or her potential physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially;
·       To ensure that each child feels included, valued and secure, and is able to recognise and appreciate his/her own worth and the worth of others;
·       To encourage the children to become self-motivated and confident, and to acquire the skills and attitudes necessary for them to become independent, life-long learners.

Here are some comments made by parents of the school about PSHE.
“PSHE is an essential part of the wide curriculum, which seeks to prepare children for real life.
“It is extremely important in all aspects that children are taught this subject. It covers a huge range of topics that if not covered, could lead children to making decisions based on lack of understanding and knowledge. It also will give them the confidence to ask questions and deal with situations that may arise armed with the correct knowledge and facts.”

Helpful website information:
ParentZone: https://parentzone.org.uk/home 
NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 
ThinkUKnow   https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 
Child bereavement  https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
DfE Guidance for Parents Rights:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812593/RSE_primary_schools_guide_for_parents.pdf