PSHE at Eliot Bank
PSHE plays an integral part of all curriculum areas at Eliot Bank. High quality PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) teaching means that children are able to live and contribute healthily, safely and responsibly in the school environment, and also society. They are equipped with appropriate language and levels of understanding that enable them to participate in discussions and debates surrounding personal, social and citizenship issues, in a safe and trusting manner.
PSHE is taught both directly through subjects such as Literacy, History, Geography and PE, whilst too is encouraged through discrete practices such as Circle Time, Assemblies, Healthy Eating at break and lunchtime and consistent high expectations of behaviour during lessons and break times. Initiatives such as Class Buddies, Pond Squad and the Eliot Bank School Council reinforce both the social and personal development of children, and the importance of talking about and sharing of these thoughts, feelings and experiences.
SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) at Eliot Bank is provided at age appropriate level, with a focus on children having the emotional maturity and language skills required to participate in this area of the curriculum. Providing a safe and trusting environment, in which this learning can take place, enables children to feel secure and valued. Eliot Bank staff facilitate this area of education ensuring it maintains clear, open communication about subjects that impact on children’s personal, social, health and citizenship education.
Edward Gillham, PHSE Co-ordinator