PSHE at GUCS
We aim to provide high quality PSHE provision that will enable pupils to develop life skills for managing change, making healthy and safe choices, building character and becoming resilient, reflective and responsible members of society as well as promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Research shows that there is a link between a pupil’s wellbeing and positive mental health and academic achievement, therefore, in order for our children to learn and be well, they need to have good mental health. Through our PSHE curriculum, we aim to equip children with these attributes and the skills to implement them in different contexts.
Our age appropriate PSHE provision is sensitive to the needs of our whole school community, and gives our pupils an education which will support them both now and in the future.
Our PSHE provision is underpinned by the 2010 Equalities Act and provides an inclusive curriculum that promotes understanding and mutual respect for all. We reflect diversity within our curriculum to ensure that no pupil feels excluded and teach pupils to understand, respect and celebrate difference and challenge stigma.
Our PSHE provision extends beyond the curriculum and includes themed days/weeks and assemblies reflecting our school’s ethos and values. PSHE is part of our school’s broad and balanced curriculum supporting spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, citizenship, equalities, and safeguarding.
The personal, social, health and economic development of our pupils is a vital element of education. We aim to work collaboratively with parents/ carers to ensure our children are well informed and supported to make healthy, safe and positive choices in all aspects of their daily lives.