Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and community. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Pupils can also find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of a community. They 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.
At Gilbrook we strive to enable all children to have the self-awareness, positive self- esteem and confidence to:
- Stay as healthy as possible
- Keep themselves and others safe
- Have worthwhile and fulfilling relationships
- Respect our common humanity, diversity and differences between people
- Develop independence and responsibility
- Play an active role as members of a democratic society
- Make the most of their own and others abilities
- Reflect on the many spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues in their lives.