Subject: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

PSHE Education is central to our school’s ethos, supporting children in their development, and underpinning learning in the classroom, school, and in the wider community. The ‘De Lacy Promises’ are fundamental expressions of what we think and believe. As a school we encourage children to think about personal and social values, to become aware of, and involved in the life and concerns of their community and society, and so develop their capacity to be active and effective future citizens.

PSHE equips children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices, and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future. SEAL materials are used as the basis for learning in PSHE lessons. Children are encouraged to take part in class discussions and reflect on their own beliefs. The core learning components of PSHE are threaded through the fabric of every lesson we teach.