We believe that Personal Social Health Education is a vital part of learning at Appleby Primary School. PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
Our PSHE curriculum is supported by the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme which features an emphasis on personal, social and emotional wellbeing. This builds awareness of the individual as part of as a community whose members each have the responsibility to ensure that school is a safe and caring place.
Half termly “SEAL” themes cover a range of content, and children share their thoughts and feelings with each other during Circle Time activities. The teacher manages these activities in order to develop and nurture each child's self-esteem. Relationships within the class are strengthened as children gain a deeper knowledge of the characters and personalities of their peers.
PSHE also gives pupils the opportunity to explore and learn about British Values, incorporating a question-led approach to teaching and learning enabling children to challenge their beliefs and thinking on a range of subjects.