Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) is a subject where pupils develop knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. At Thorpe Lea, we aim to provide opportunities for them to be able to do this both in and out of the classroom.
This school year we are setting out to raise the profile of PSHE throughout the school. At Thorpe Lea we want the pupils to develop the qualities needed to be successful within the school environment and also in the wider world, secondary school and beyond.
We ensure that curriculum subject matter is relevant and up to date, assemblies cover a wide range of subject matter, and that children have the opportunity to contribute to school wide schemes and events - all with a PSHE focus.
We are currently using the curriculum framework provided by the PSHE Association as the basis for our learning. This aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of three core themes:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).
We are currently trialling a new scheme which provides a wide range of resources and a mindful approach to PSHE for children. Updates to follow!
This year at Thorpe Lea we are working towards accreditation in the Surrey Anti Bullying Schools Charter Mark. The Surrey County Council anti-bullying Charter Mark has been designed to give accredited recognition to the commendable work of Surrey schools in effectively responding to and managing incidents of bullying and peer conflict. It promotes the development of a culture and policy that sits comfortably and supportively within the safeguarding ethos of a school.
The Charter Mark has three levels of accreditation: bronze, silver and gold. Each level of award builds upon good practice that is already in place, supporting the development and implementation of progressively robust anti-bullying practice and policy across the five standards of achievement: whole school involvement, policy, support, curriculum and training.