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Alexandra Primary School

Alexandra Primary School

Personal, Social, Health, Economic (PSHE) education provides the opportunity of children to discus a number of important issues to help children at Alexandra Primary School to stay safe, healthy and prepared for life's challenges and opportunities. PSHE education is a curriculum area through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. During our PSHE curriculum, children have opportunities to discuss, question and develop their opinions and receive information that can help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain. At APS PSHE supports our curriculum aims, helping to develop perspectives on culture and help to develop further children’s character.

PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of our local community and in society in general. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.  Through PSHE, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) aspects, Physical Education and a greater understanding of wellbeing and emotional literacy along with our understanding of British Values  we can realise our curriculum aims. 

As a result school teaches a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of our children. At APS we promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development at and prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’ while having a duty to keep children safe and teaching about risk management.  Research shows that pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. PSHE education also helps pupils to develop skills and aptitudes — like teamwork, communication, and resilience — that are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world, and are increasingly valued by employers.