At Daiglen School we follow a structured PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum programme based on our children’s needs.
Our aim in these lessons is to teach our children the skills they need to make appropriate decisions about their lives now and in the future. PSHE encourages children to develop confidence, a sense of responsibility, mindfulness and compassion. Pupils are encouraged to develop good relationships with peers and staff, as well as a healthy respect for the many differences between people. PSHE can help promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Children experience democracy through our School Council, which is made up of elected representatives from Year 2 upwards. The representatives are able to share their ideas and their peer’s opinions about many aspects related to school life such charity and community work and changes that would benefit their experiences at school. Although PSHE is taught as a discrete subject from Reception, much of it is taught through other subjects, eg Religious Education, Science, Geography and English. It is an integral part of each and every school day. Some of topics covered in these lessons include finding out about themselves, celebrating differences between people, learning how to work towards their dreams and goals, learning about how to be healthy, how to have positive and caring relationships, and how they might change as they grow older. Responsible citizenship skills are also promoted through assemblies, visitors and local and global charity work, as is promoting understanding economic wellbeing.