At Staynor Hall we encourage our children to be healthy, independent, and responsible members of the community. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
At Staynor Hall we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught weekly. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue that has arisen in their own class, within the school or wider community. Our PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever-changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged, and nurtured.
We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and the needs and experiences of our pupils and the community.
We believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. Children can approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life. From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen. Children can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves.