At Village Primary, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our local community, Thornaby and in the role of a global citizen. Meaningful links are made to Global Goals and the UNICEF Rights of the Child where relevant.
PSHE’s intent is to help our children understand how they are developing personally and socially, whilst tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up to develop healthy, safe relationships. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and, in light of technological advancement and social media, understand what it means to be a member of a diverse and rapidly changing society.
Using a range of strategies (RRSA, Global Goals and Growth Mindset) we prioritise equipping every child with the skills they need to ‘Explore, Dream and Discover’. Through the use of ‘Philosophy For Children’ (P4C) we encourage them to challenge ideas and voice their opinions in a safe environment.
Our children are encouraged to be proud and to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider Thornaby community. We listen to the needs of the community and respond to current local, national and international issues in an age appropriate way.