At Moor Park, we believe that PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and Citizenship is concerned with the development of the skills, knowledge, values and understanding pupils need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. PSHEE and Citizenship at Moor Park fosters an awareness of, and respect for a values framework rooted in a Christian, and more specifically, a Catholic faith. The subject fosters sensitivity to the beliefs and behaviour of others and an understanding of the value of diversity. PSHEE and Citizenship will encourage close links between school and family, based on caring for the individual, already established at Moor Park through effective pastoral systems.
The aims of PSHEE/Citizenship are:
- To promote personal, social, spiritual, moral and cultural development
- To develop self-esteem, self-awareness, honesty and compassion
- To develop confidence and responsibility
- To allow pupils to make the most of their abilities
- To prepare pupils to play an active role as citizens
- To develop a healthier and safer lifestyle
- To develop good relationships and respect differences between people paying particular regard to core British values and the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation as set out in the 2010 Act(a)
These aims will be achieved by:
- using discrete curriculum time. Each child will be timetabled for one 35 minute lesson a week. Of the many subjects covered, these will include bullying, e-abuse, assertiveness, cultures and lifestyles, crime and punishment. Children are actively encouraged to join in discussions and explore ideas and opinions.
- teaching PSHEE and Citizenship in and through other subject areas, school events and activities.
- maintaining links with parents and keeping them well informed
The framework of subjects covered, from Reception through to Year Eight, aims to help pupils to
- Value their achievements, regardless of size
- Deal with risk and meet the challenges of life now and in the future
- Identify their values and strive to live up to them