The teaching of Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) at Barrow Hills embraces questioning and empowers our children to be the best they can be.
The lessons ask the ‘big questions’ surrounding budgeting, debt, political parties, puberty, racism, friendships, health and, more recently, what it means to be British. Our aim is not only to provide facts to our pupils but also to allow reflection and to respect differences. Irrespective of the situation explored, the skills the children are learning really boil down to the key fundamentals: empathy, respect, knowledge and discernment.
Our children are growing up in an ever widening global community. They are part of a generation who must build upon the successes of the past, problem solve the mistakes of generations, work together to build a flourishing future as well as independently recognise their own value and contribution to our world. It is in PSHE through research and debate that they can explore these global issues.
All children take a formal lesson in PSHE each week but, more importantly, PSHE is part of a wider school approach. The values this subject embraces are linked to our ethos and will help children build the skills they need for life and not just school.
Head of PSHE