At Nelson, PSHE (Personal and Social Health Education) does not sit separately from other aspects of the school. It is an integral part of a whole school approach that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the children in the school. It has an impact upon the emotional wellbeing of both the individual and the wider community.

We aim to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. This is achieved through ‘real life’ opportunities that arise throughout the school day and by challenging children’s thinking. Our aim is to develop children’s resilience and resourcefulness, their ability to reflect and their ability to work together (reciprocity).

PSHE lessons are taught throughout the school and follow the ‘Programme of Study for PHSE education.’ We follow guidance from the PSHE Association, which sets out learning opportunities for each year group, in three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World.
Teachers also address real life events as they arise, acting as role models and challenging children’s thinking through stories, debates, thinking skills, BLP, circle time, assemblies, school events and other subjects/curriculum areas.

In addition to the timetabled lessons, there are other opportunities for children to plan and work together, and develop and maintain relationships under different circumstances. Examples of such activities and events include:

-School improvement groups e.g The Safety Team, Computing Team, Crew Captains and EcoTeams

-Fundraising for the school and charities

-Residential journeys

-Taking part in assemblies

-Formal greeting at start and end of school day.

-Zones of regulations

-Encouraging children to resolve issues on the playground