The PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum here at St Edward’s aims to equip our pupils with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to life healthy, productive and responsible lives both within school and in wider society.
Our program follows pupils from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form, and is tailored to explore the age-appropriate topics and skills that pupils will find pertinent and engaging at each stage of their teenage lives. Areas covered include: physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing; social relationships and ethical responsibilities; and careers and future study options.
In addition to practical sessions of our own (including yoga and meditation, Careers workshops, and in-house speakers) we are visited annually by the Ten:Ten Theatre Company, an award-winning theatre company whose engaging performances explore friendship, family and relationship issues with an underlying Christian ethos.
PSHE at St Edward’s Preparatory School promotes:
St Edward’s recognises that all of our children are precious. Personal, social, health economic and emotional development underpin learning and development in all areas of life and across the whole curriculum.
PSHE forms an integral component of the way the School mission statement is realised. At St Edward’s Preparatory School we are committed to promoting a positive sense of self for all children in our care.
We provide our children with opportunities to develop enquiring minds in an atmosphere where questions are valued. We stress the importance of parents, family and the wider community.
Through the strong pastoral care of our pupils we support our pupils and to enable them to:
- Develop a strong sense of self-esteem and independence
- Feel secure within their families
- Play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community
- Understand and express their emotions
- Understand the feelings of others and to empathise with them appropriately
- Develop their sense of self-worth and responsibility
- Negotiate and compromise
- Become increasingly independent in meeting their personal needs
- Acknowledge their own successes and disappointments and those of others
- Respecting and valuing our beliefs and culture and those of others
- Reflect on their differences and understand we are free to have different opinions
- Appreciate the world around us and our place in it and care for their environment
- Understand what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
By giving pupils roles or responsibility such as classroom monitors, playground friends, captains of sports teams, Pupil Chaplains, House Captains, Ambassadors, Charity Ambassadors and Pupil Council Representatives, the pupils have an ownership stake in the value system of the school.