Personal, Health and Social Education

Personal Health and Social Education, including Citizenship,  is taught in discrete lessons, as part of cross curricular lessons, during circle time and in assemblies.  Many opportunities arise during the school week to touch on social issues and these unplanned discussions are also an important part of the learning in this subject.  Children learn to work effectively in groups and to deal with conflict.  They learn about personal safety and how to live healthy lives .  Sex and relationship education is also taught, with the main teaching about sex and relationships being part of the summer curriculum in Year 5.  Children learn about democracy and in Year 6 they practise this through their campaigns to become elected as school councilors.

Year 6 children are also trained in mediation techniques and some are selected to form our peer mediation team.