PSHE and Citizenship

At Otterburn First School we believe that PSHE and citizenship forms an important part of the curriculum and integrated through all subjects.  PSHE and citizenship should enable children to become healthier, more independent and more responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. This enables the children to develop their own self-worth. We ensure that the children experience the process of democracy through participation in the school council. Children are taught about their rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society.

Aims

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to become confident, healthy individuals
  • Develop a safe and healthy lifestyle
  • Understand what makes a good relationship for others
  • Have respect for others in school and in the outside world
  • Develop own sense of self-esteem and emotional well-being and encourage others to do so
  • To make the most of their own abilities
  • Be independent and responsible members of a community, such as school
  • Develop knowledge of ways in which individuals can contribute to society
  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
  • Develop good relationships with other members of the community
  • Acquire enduring values and aspirations