At Hawley Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially and provides them with the skills to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people. Our Children are encouraged to develop their own opinions, as well as equip them with the skills and knowledge to explore and debate political and social issues.
At Hawley Primary school we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education in order to enable our children to develop a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. In doing so they should learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on, drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. Through these topics they will also learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. As our pupils grow and develop they should be able to think and talk about issues relating to these concepts as they encounter them in their own lives and in the lives of others, and as depicted in the media and in literature.