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The aim of PSHE is to prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

PSHE is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives in such rapidly changing times. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

PSHE is often learnt in a practical manner, using real life scenarios. The benefits to pupils of such an approach are numerous, and will help them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.

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For PSHE, children should be given the chance to develop the skills they need to:

Take and share responsibility.

Feel positive about themselves.

Take part in discussions.

Make real choices.

Meet and talk with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of PSHE.

Develop relationships through work and play.

Consider social and moral dilemmas encountered in everyday life.

Ask for help.

• Equip pupils to be personally and socially effective.

• Develop pupils' self-esteem and personal responsibility.

• Prepare pupils for the challenges, choices and responsibility of work and employment and lifelong learning.

• Empower pupils to participate in their communities as active citizens and to develop a global perspective.

• Assist pupils to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

• Foster and encourage positive attitudes and behaviour towards the environment and the principles of sustainable development locally, nationally and globally.