PSHE - Personal and social health education
The school's 'Champion' for PSHE is Miss Claire Stanley.
Frequency of sessions: This is one session a week, but at certain times of the year, and depending of school events, external activities or events shared in the news, this may be more regular.
In PSHE, we aim to offer children the opportunity to express their thoughts, ideas and emotions about important issues in school, home and society. PSHE is taught once per week using the PSHE Association Framework of work in Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. In Foundation stage, children follow their long-term plan which is taken from the EYFS curriculum. Through group discussions and activities, children develop life skills to build resilience and self-confidence.
Through our programme of study, we encourage an awareness of keeping healthy and eating healthily. The school provides healthy eating snacks at break time for Key Stage One. In key stage two, we encourage the children to eat from the fruit shed. At lunchtime, we encourage healthy eating by choosing a hot meal or bringing a healthy packed lunch.
As there is no formal assessment for this subject is developing, the children complete mind maps for each unit and teachers compare this to overall expected objectives to inform their assessments.
The School Council at Deanshanger Primary School is a successful and active group that meet each week. School council help to organise charity events and provide a pupil voice to our school's development. Each year group from Year 1 to Year 6 has two representatives and are elected by their peers in September.
Our BNTO (Be Nice To Others) members regularly meet to discuss how support children, to talk about anti-bullying and are regularly seen at lunchtimes to support play. BNTO also take a big role in promoting Anti-bullying week each November.