Personal, Social and Health Education
PSHE education at Whitegrove enables pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and to manage their lives now and in the future. PSHE impacts on both academic and non-academic outcomes for all our pupils.
By teaching our pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our PSHE programme tackles barriers to learning, raises aspirations, and improves the life chances of all our pupils.
PSHE is taught through three core themes: Health and Well-being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Through relevant discussions, real experiences, responding to the specific needs of the children, discrete subject lessons, themed weeks and assemblies, PSHE permeates throughout the whole school curriculum, touching every aspect of the children’s school experience and beyond. Being at the heart of our curriculum planning and school ethos, the children learn about British Values, Growth Mindset, the shared language of the Rights Respecting agenda and Whitegrove's 6Rs.
Children learn to respect and value their similarities and differences within our diverse school community and relate this to the wider world.
Our Rights Respecting classrooms have a negotiated Learning Charter. All children have regular opportunities to feedback to their teachers about what helps them and how they feel about their learning. Children have opportunities to make choices and there is a strong emphasis on mutual support and collaboration. The children are fully involved in the assessment and the evaluation of their learning. High status and time is given to 'pupil voice' issues through the School Council and children have opportunities to take on roles of responsibility such as Play Leaders, School Council Representatives and Peer Mediators. By supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, PSHE education at Whitegrove gives every child the opportunity and desire to be the best that they can be.