Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and become informed, active, responsible and moral citizens.

At Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy, PSHE is embedded throughout our daily lives. We model positive relationships, promote self-esteem and help pupils develop communication skills with others in all daily interactions. We encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to school life and their wider community through School Council, supporting national charities and being involved in community events and activities.

As a church school, we promote Christian Values and encourage our pupils to be respectful and responsible citizens looking after ourselves, others and the world in which we live.

In our school, we use the Dimensions 3D PSHE scheme of work which is complemented by opportunities such as Crucial Crew, House Captain Elections, Premier Sport GOAL programme, UEA Outreach programme, and Enterprise activities.

Pupils are taught through three underlying core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World (within which there is broad overlap and flexibility).

In Early Years, we use meaningful stories from 3D PSHE to support the PSED statements in Development Matters. The stories introduce characters that young children can identify with in order to help teach key messages and skills.

In Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE continues to be delivered through 3D PSHE and we help prepare our pupils for life at Secondary school and encourages them to become citizens of the world.