Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship

Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship is an important area of the curriculum that 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 the school and community. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the 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.

The personal and social development of pupils is a central aim of our curriculum. Through a carefully planned programme, supported by all who work in, or with the school, we want children to leave Safa School able to:

  • Think critically
  • Express opinions confidently
  • Be self-reliant
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be self-disciplined
  • Take responsibility
  • Make choices within a moral context
  • Have clear values and attitudes
  • Be able to co-operate with others
  • Make and sustain good relationships
  • Have a healthy lifestyle
  • Be safe

Whole school systems emphasising praise, recognition and reward will exist to promote and celebrate positive behaviour and sustained effort and hard work. Perhaps, most importantly, we want pupils to leave our School with feelings of self-confidence, self-worth and high self-esteem. We are committed to the health, safety and emotional well-being of all our pupils.

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