At Alumwell Junior School, we believe PSHE (personal, social, health education) should be an opportunity for children to develop their ability to understand how they grow and change personally and socially and address many moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We believe in starting with our children as individuals, developing their sense of identity and self-worth before moving on to explore how they as an individual can become a good friend and build relationships before, finally becoming a healthy, independent and responsible member of our diverse community.
Throughout each year, children will cover three main aspects of PSHE; health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world. They will experience these areas through a question-based approach with many opportunities for discussion and reflection. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities, provide them with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle issues that they may encounter.
We aim to deliver a curriculum that is accessible to all and ensures that our pupils understand how to play a positive and successful role within society, both as a child and an adult in the future.