Why do we teach PSHE at Mersea Island School?
At Mersea Island School we believe in the importance of personal, social, health and economic education because it helps to give pupils the skills and knowledge they need to lead healthy, confident, independent lives and to become responsible, active and informed citizens.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and their community. They learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. Children reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Children explore and understand our rights and duties as both individuals and as members of a community. They learn to respect and understand our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form effective, positive relationships which are an essential part to life and learning.