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Muswell Hill Primary School

Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education (PHSE)

At Muswell Hill Primary School through PSHE and Citizenship we support children to be healthy and safe, make good friendships, be responsible citizens and prepare themselves for the next stage in their education and their role within society as responsible adults.

The British values are interwoven into the curriculum.

At Muswell Hill Primary School we use the Camden Scheme for the teaching of PSHE and Citizenship. Activities taught encourage children to make informed choices about a healthier and safer lifestyle: we prepare them to play an active role as a citizen, to forge good relationships and respect each other. Each year group has a focus on mental health to help children stay positive and know what to do when they find things challenging. The Camden Scheme also incorporates SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).

Through assemblies, Rights Respecting School articles and SEAL themes is introduced and explored every half term across the school both in the class and at assemblies.

We use drama/role play, stories and visuals to support teaching of PSHE/Citizenship and to simulate relevant discussions and to encourage children to understand and think from different people’s perspectives as well as their own.

Each class also have discussions through Circle time or use their Well-being Wednesday time. This creates a safe environment to allow pupils to talk about subjects like worries, manners, how to deal with a falling out and what makes us happy. The children will listen to each other and give positive feedback as well as ideas of how to tackle issues. This helps build their understanding of others, empathy and problem solving. Through circle time we can turn negatives into positives.

For details of our Relationship and Health Education Policy and Curriculum please see here.