(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.
Diversity week 2018
All classes celebrated 'Diversity week' in 2018. Throughout the week the children took part in lots of interesting activities and they were visited by some wonderful volunteers. Each day consisted of a different theme.
Monday - Religion - Reverend Karen Marshall told a story about respecting others in assembly and a parent visited KS1 to talk about Sikhism.
Tuesday - Different Families, Same Love
Wednesday - Racism and Culture
Thursday - Disability
Friday - Gender
GIST Road Safety
In Summer 2018, all the children had assembly from GIST about how to stay safe on the roads, especially around large trucks.
GIST worked with every class to highlight the dangers of crossing roads when trucks are near because they will take longer to brake and they cannot always see children depending on where they are stood. Then the children got to sit inside a truck to experience the limited visibility for themselves.
"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.