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The intention of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) teaching at St Herbert’s is to enable our pupils to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes they need to be able to:

  • Have respect for themselves and others, valuing the differences and similarities between people;
  • Develop good relationships with other members of the school and wider community;
  • Be independent, self-disciplined and responsible members of society;
  • Be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
  • Be aware of safety issues and manage risk in their own lives.

At St Herbert’s we use the fantastic Jigsaw Programme of Study which incorporates all aspects of the PSHE curriculum and embeds a positive approach  to teaching and learning calming techniques,  helping to make our pupils better learners. 

We also enrich our PSHE curriculum through teaching the KIDSAFE safeguarding programme.  This is a highly valuable set of learning experiences that provide our children with a powerful voice and a range of vocabulary to keep themselves and others safe.