(Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education)
PSHE education forms a central role in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. We make regular time within the curriculum to teach discrete PSHE lessons as well as holding informal sessions such as circle time when the need arises and holding special themed weeks or days such as Friendship Week, Internet Safety Day, Black History Month and Diversity Week.
Our PSHE programme of study has been created with the needs of our pupils in mind and as a result of staff and parent consultation. We have followed the guidance of the DfE and the PSHE Association to plan a spiral curriculum covering three main themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
You can download an overview of our PSHE curriculum here
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PSHE on display around school including our CARE motto and Golden Guides.
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Highfield’s Golden Guides
We are gentle … We don’t hurt others.
We are kind and helpful … We don’t hurt people’s feelings
We listen … We don’t interrupt
We are honest … We don’t cover up the truth
We work hard … We don’t waste our own or other’s time
We look after property … We don’t waste or damage things
Our school motto is
Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment
Each classroom has a CARE motto display which children and staff contribute to throughout the week. These are then saved in a class book for children to easily refer to.
"We Aspire will help us get ready for Year 6 and help us be a team."
"It will help me aspire to what secondary school I want to get into and help me listen and learn for the tests I will be doing."
"In the future I will remember to aspire and [in interviews] tell the people how I really want the job."
Year 6 have continued to take part in the 'We Aspire' careers guidance programme for the second year running.
This year, the focus was to build upon their knowledge about future careers, comparing what their 'dream' job was in Year 5 to their current thoughts as well as improving their understanding of their personal strengths that will influence their job choices in the future.
The year's sessions will end with a careers fair on Friday 21st July.