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Forest CE


Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)


 We aim to develop well-rounded pupils who show consideration for others, respect for their environment, an ability to make healthy informed choices, and recognition that they can make a positive contribution to society. Children are taught personal skills including how to:

  • develop independence
  • recognise their own achievements
  • decide what is right and wrong
  • set themselves goals.

Children also learn social skills where they think about:

  • how the choices they make affect other people and the environment
  • different groups in society and how to get on with them
  • how and why rules are made

Our schools have a strong and very proactive School Council who meet at least monthly. They are involved in many school improvement initiatives and help to make our school an even better place.

SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) SRE is part of our ongoing programme. Initially it focuses on looking at your body and keeping clean. Later it considers friendships and relationships. As the children grow older, Years 5 and 6, puberty is discussed. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from any (or all) of the SRE programme. The request to withdraw should be made in writing to the Head Teacher.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils’ experiences. It allows pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.  

Personal, Social, Health Education is central to our curriculum; it helps children grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities. Through PSHE pupils will have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.