Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
At De Havilland Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject woven throughout our curriculum. It is where our pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We deliver engaging and relevant PSHE lessons within a whole-school approach. Our teaching helps our children to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. The skills and attributes they develop help pupils to stay healthy and safe, preparing them for life and work in modern Britain. Additionally, it ensures children can celebrate diversity and ‘difference’ within society, giving them an understanding of equality and empathy towards others.
At De Havilland we have recently introduced the Jigsaw Programme for PSHE. It provides children with relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships and attitudes towards themselves and others. There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.