Halstead

Preparatory School for Girls

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

PSHE promotes the girls’ self-development and their participation as active members of the school and wider community. We want our girls to become aware of their own responsibilities and to develop a caring, respectful appreciation of others.

Our pupils explore the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in today’s society. In addition they develop a healthy, safe lifestyle as they learn how to make effective choices and seek help when required.

The PSHE curriculum covers a variety of themes including friendship, global issues, keeping safe, making a contribution, sustainability and values. Go-Givers, a web based programme, provides resources that are used to develop caring citizens via the use of fun, friendly puppets, known as Go-Givers characters. PSHE and Citizenship lessons are taught with modern, interactive web tools that involve cross-curricular themes incorporating current news items.

The PSHE curriculum comes alive with theme days, guest speakers and trips. Our Responsibility Day supports charities and being involved in community activities and girls are encouraged to participate as active members of the community. Our Student Council helps the school community as they voice their suggestions and make decisions.

The School’s Eco monitors keenly help with recycling and promote awareness of green issues throughout the School.

The skills that the girls learn in their PSHE lessons are reinforced in lessons throughout the curriculum. The girls listen carefully to others, share their ideas with confidence and learn new information. Girls are encouraged to make the most of every minute and become reflective learners.