Through PSHRE, children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives confidently, now and in the future. It helps them understand how they are developing personally and socially, as well as tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in twenty-first century Britain. We aim for them to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, living full lives and contributing positively to our world.
We have long recognised that good mental health and emotional well-being are necessary for effective learning and positive living. Staff receive training to recognise and support those pupils who are struggling with their mental health, seeking advice from specialists when needed. In line with our Core Values, we follow a ‘Therapeutic Thinking’ approach to behaviour, as promoted by West Berkshire Local Authority, through which pupils are supported to learn to be pro-social, showing concern for the rights, feelings and welfare of other people.
At Brightwalton C of E Primary School, the content of PSHRE is grouped into three areas – Health and Wellbeing, Relationships (which incorporates Sex Education) and Living in the Wider World.