Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
At South Chingford Foundation School, we provide a holistic approach to education that will ultimately lead to better academic outcomes. A significant part of this approach is the delivery of explicitly taught PSHE lessons across all year groups that incorporate opportunities of Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and are rooted in fundamental British values such as democracy and tolerance.
A growing body of research shows that pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children and young people 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 Association
PSHE lessons provide our students with the knowledge and capacity to take care of themselves both physically and mentally and to receive support if problems arise. Our PSHE curriculum supports the wider work of the school in helping to foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and character that we know are fundamental to pupils being happy, successful and productive members of society. Central to this curriculum is developing student’s ability to believe that they can achieve goals, both academic and personal; ensuring students stick to tasks that will help them achieve those goals, even when the reward may be distant or uncertain; and to ensure students can recover from knocks and challenging periods in their lives. This is complemented by the development of personal attributes including kindness, integrity, generosity, and honesty.
In addition, our PSHE curriculum provides for our student’s broader development, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents and prepare for future success. A significant part of this curriculum is the delivery of Relationships and sex education. The high quality SRE lessons that we provide help to create a safe school community in which our students can grow, learn, and develop positive, healthy behaviours for life.