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Hexham First School

P.S.H.E. & Citizenship

Personal, social, health education and citizenship

The purpose of our P.S.H.E. and Citizenship programme is to help children grow into independent, thoughtful and caring citizens. The programme is often linked to other curriculum areas and of course to the age and maturity of the child. We follow the SEAL programme for PSHE lessons.

Our citizenship programme creates opportunities for children across the school to work together. We have an elected School Council. We regularly take part in local festivals and events that inspire and motivate our pupils. Curriculum coverage is sent out each term.

The school is very proud of the fact that we were awarded the ‘Healthy School Award’, ‘Anti-bullying Award’ and the ‘No Smoking Award’.

As part of our work in Citizenship we plan work across many areas of the curriculum linking it closely to our P.S.H.E work. We encourage the children to develop confidence, responsibility and to make the most of their abilities.

We have a school council which has representatives from Years 1 to 4. They have suggested improvements to be made in school for example adding extra bins to the playground. They interview and choose the playground buddies. We have a Faitrtrade group which has representatives from Year3 and 4. The children are working to promote Fairtrade with the aim of the school achieving Fairtrade School status.

In July 2014 we have achieved the ACT Citizenship Quality Standard.

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