Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education (PSHEE) is central to the educational entitlement of the children at Beechwood Park School and permeates all aspects of school life.
PSHEE is included in the school curriculum from Woodlands Nursery to Top Form, as well as through the many and varied extra-curricular activities at Beechwood Park School – it is not seen as a separate subject.
Through PSHEE we aim:
- To provide pupils with accurate and age-appropriate information for them to develop into confident, responsible, healthy, thoughtful and caring individuals.
- To provide pupils with an understanding of Beechwood Park School's values, British values and the knowledge and understanding to help them make informed choices about their lifestyle.
- To foster personal skills, self-esteem, tolerance, respect for others and a developing sense of responsibility.
- To make pupils feel valued as individuals so that they can make positive contributions to the wellbeing of the school and the wider community.
- To develop sensitivity and a positive attitude to matters relating to equal opportunities and life in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society.
- To develop in the pupils an appreciation of their roles in maintaining the balance of the global system.
- To make the pupils and parents feel valued and supported through open lines of communication and a strong pastoral system.
- To help them to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.
- To help pupils to develop good relationships and to respect the differences between people and how fundamental British values incorporate living in a multi-cultural society.
- To make pupils aware of how they can keep themselves safe, including staying safe online.
- Through Sex and Relationship Education, to enable pupils to make responsible and well-informed decisions about their lives. (Sex and Relationship Education form an integral part of PSHEE Curriculum in KS2 and Citizenship in KS3).
Our schemes of work are enriched by a variety of visiting speakers and workshops. The Top Form pupils enjoy Citizenship Week which follows their Common Entrance Exams and provides the pupils with a variety of activities, workshops, talks, lectures and visits. This gives them an opportunity to become involved in the local community, to build on and enhance active citizenship further supporting the focus on fundamental British values.
Pupils' moral awareness is excellent. They have strong understanding of the difference between right and wrong. Through their carefully structured PHSCE programme they consider the importance of friendship, being kind to one another and issues around bullying. ISI Inspection Report 2013