Personal Social Health Economics Education equips children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, for example to secondary school, as well as positive learning and wellbeing. A critical component of PSHEE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

PSHEE education contributes to personal development by helping children 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 shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage their emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help children to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills to better enjoy and manage their lives.

At Gesher PSHEE is taught through our cross curricular curriculum and integrated throughout the school day including assemblies.

Some areas of study include:

  • Understanding self and others
  • Family/friends/community
  • Feelings / emotions
  • Change and loss
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Personal hygiene
  • Growing and changing
  • Knowing who to go to when worried
  • Knowing what’s fair/unfair, kind/unkind, right/wrong
  • Rules and why we have rules
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Groups and communities
  • Identify and respect the differences and similarities between people
  • Money: where it comes from, spending/saving
  • Safety: in the community, from strangers, online safety