At St Helen's we believe that a high quality PSHE education ensures that children develop as rounded individuals with open minds and the tool to address issues they will come across throughout their lives.
A whole-school approach, along with an ethos of tolerance and respect, builds these essential foundations - crucial for children to achieve their best, both academically and socially.
A fully inclusive and safe environment fostering a sense of belonging is provided for all children to allow good debates to take place. This approach also enables coverage of the British Values by helping children to clarify values and beliefs, develop an individual identity and respect the freedom of others to express their identity.
Pupils develop empathy; develop listening and discussion/debating skills; identify, evaluate and manage risk while developing critical thinking skills, assess and evaluate arguments; and understand and challenge concepts such as certainty; being able to separate fact from opinion and understand influence, persuasion and manipulation - particularly in relation to the influence of social media.
Our vision is central to our school ethos; our PSHE/RSE education strengthens our communal goal.