At Sandwich Infant School we want every child to have an education that prepares them for life’s challenges and opportunities. With this in mind we dedicate time to weekly PSHE (Personal, social, health education), lessons to teach knowledge and skills in a developmental and age-appropriate way. The aims of personal, social, health education are to enable the children to:
• Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
• Be aware of safety issues
• Have respect for others and themselves
• Begin to understand what makes for good relationships with others.
• Be independent and responsible members of the school community.
• Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.
• Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
Our lessons are based around the PSHE Association programme of study alongside the CWP scheme for RSE (Relationships and sex education). These lessons aim to equip children with the skills to help them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change. And giving them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope.
These explicit lessons are reinforced and enhanced in many ways:
* Assemblies and collective worship, praise and reward systems, through our school rules and values, through relationships child to child, adult to child and adult to adult across the school. We aim to embed our learning and apply it to everyday situations in the school community.