At Harry Gosling we believe that education in PSHE and citizenship enables 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. In so doing, we help to develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that the children experience the process of democracy through participation in the school council. We teach children about their rights and about their responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multi-cultural society.
How PSHE is taught:
At Harry Gosling, we use a range of teaching and learning styles to meet the PSHE requirements. We emphasise active learning by including the children in discussions, investigations, role-play, reflections and problem-solving activities. Harry Gosling encourages the children to take part in a range of tasks that promote active citizenship, e.g. charity fundraising, the planning of special school events (such as an assembly), involvement in helping other individuals or groups less fortunate than themselves. We organise classes in such a way that pupils are able, through discussion, to set agreed classroom rules of behaviour, and resolve any conflicts. We offer children the opportunity to hear visiting speakers, such as health workers, police and local clergy, whom we invite into the school to talk about their role in creating a positive and supportive local community. Harry Gosling gives children a voice through school council and class circle times.