Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE at Whitegrove helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they face in school and as they grow up.

By teaching our pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our PSHE programme tackles barriers to learning, raises aspirations, and improves the life chances of all our pupils.

PSHE is taught through three core themes: Health and Well-being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Through relevant discussions, real experiences, responding to the specific needs of the children, discreet subject lessons, themed weeks and assemblies, PSHE permeates throughout the whole school curriculum, touching every aspect of the school experience and beyond. Being at the heart of our curriculum planning and school ethos, the children learn about British Values, the shared language of the Rights Respecting agenda as well as Whitegrove's '6Rs'.

Children respect and value each other's similarities and differences and support each other.

Our Rights Respecting classrooms have a negotiated Learning Charter. All children have regular opportunities to give their teachers feedback on what helps them learn and what they enjoy most about their lessons. The children are fully involved in the assessment of their own learning and the evaluation of their work. Children have opportunities to make choices in their learning and there is a strong emphasis on mutual support and collaboration. Children respect and value each other's similarities and differences and support each other. Every child has an equal opportunity to make progress to the best of their ability. High status and time is given to 'pupil voice' issues through the School Council and children have opportunities to take on roles of responsibility such as Play Leaders, School Council Representatives and Peer Mediators.