Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

What is PSHE?

PSHE education is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work.

Why teach PSHE?

At Hillcross, we are passionate about enabling all children to reach their full potential, academically as well socially and emotionally. We teach our children how to recognise and cope with different feelings, be emotionally intelligent, set goals, apply positive Habits of Mind (such as: listening with understanding and empathy, managing impulsivities, striving for accuracy, thinking flexibly, being resilient etc.) and develop a growth mindset amongst other important life skills which they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain

When delivered well, PSHE education has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly our most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. 

Through teaching PSHE we aim to:

  • ensure children respect themselves (and others), so they can develop a healthy and safe lifestyle as they grow into adulthood;
  • ensure all children respect others irrespective of their beliefs, race, nationality,  gender, disability etc.;
  • enable children to make the most of their abilities, academically and holistically and develop a growth mindset;
  • develop confidence and responsibility in our children;
  • prepare children to play an active role as citizens in their local community and in the wider world;
  • ensure all children understand the positive and negative effects of social media on themselves and others and how to stay safe online;
  • enable children to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people.

Hillcross Primary School, Ashridge Way, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4EE

020 8542 6936

info@hillcross.merton.sch.uk