PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. The National Curriculum states that 'all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education.'
PSHE is a school subject through which pupils develop knowledge, skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE also helps pupils to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It also helps to prepare children for making responsible decisions about a whole range of subjects, from alcohol and drugs, to succeeding in their first job. PSHE helps students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
Evidence shows that PSHE has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particuarly the most vulnerable and disadvanteged pupils. PSHE develops attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-mangement, teamwork and critical thinking. In PSHE, this learning is grouped into three core themes:
*Health and Wellbeing
*Living in the Wider World
See our attached Glasshouses approach to teaching PSHE and our long term planning.
Cultural Diversity Week 2018
Glasshouses Primary School has immersed itself in a whole week of activities to learn about different faiths and cultures as part of the Cultural Diversity week
Throughout the week, the children have welcomed visitors from the Christian, Buddhist, Islam and Sikhism faith and been involved in dance and drama, art work and cooking. Class 3 spent an afternoon learning about the story of the Buddha and performed a play to the rest of school. The children and staff were helped throughout the week to deliver the workshops by Yamien and Indi. They enjoyed learning Indian dancing, henna painting and Chapatti making. As well as thinking about other cultures the children have thought about their own identity and beliefs. As part of the school’s curriculum, Glasshouses Primary school has just gained the Bronze Award as its commitment to Unicef’s Rights Respecting School Award.
The week culminated in a performance to parents in an assembly and Asian food sampling!