Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (Life Skills)

PSHCE at Brierley CE Primary School helps pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world and their ability to communicate their feelings.  It also helps pupils to acquire British Values, resilience and attitudes which are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences within school and life itself.

Effective PHSE will enable Brierley pupils to value themselves, respect others, differences and diversity and feel confident and informed as a British Citizen, enabling them to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Brierley Primary School will also ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and will draw on the knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the National Curriculum for Science.

RSE will be tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of our pupils.
Teachers use the Jigsaw scheme for EYFS and Kapow scheme of work for KS1 and KS2 as the basis for planning their PSHE lessons.

We encourage all our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: School Councillor, Playground Leader, Workship Ambssador, Assembly Monitor, Reading Buddy, local events and whole school fundraising.

Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: health workers, firefighters, police officers, sports coaches, secondary school pupils, artists, authors, musicians and representatives from the local churches. We participate in, and promote National events such as: Anti-Bullying Week, Safer Internet Day, National Holocaust Day, Remembrance Day. 

We are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all pupils at Brierley CE Primary School and are working towards the nationally recognised mental health award for schools.

We have a dedicated, well trained team of staff who support the mental wellbeing of our pupils either through one to one or through small group sessions. 

This is where children have time and space to talk through their worries about school, friendships, family, or significant events such as bereavement or parents separating.

PSHE, as well as being taught as a discrete subject, is also embedded throughout the curriculum and the day to day life of the school. Through its successful implementation, children develop:

  • Happy and positive relationships
  • Empathy and compassion
  • The confidence to make the most of their abilities
  • Value and respect of diversity
  • Respect for others’ rights to their own values and beliefs
  • Evaluation (and appropriate challenge) of the opinions and arguments of others
  • Leadership and presentation skills
  • Strategies for managing influence
  • Enterprise skills and attributes
  • Skills for employability (aspiration, communication, creativity, goal setting)
  • Taking positive risks

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