Aims and objectives
At St.Anne’s we believe that education in PSHE and citizenship enables children to become healthier, more independent and more responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing, we help to develop their sense of self-
Our objectives in the teaching of PSHE and citizenship are for all of our children:
to know and understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle;
to be aware of safety issues;
to understand what makes for good relationships with others and respect for others;
to be thoughtful and responsible members of their community
to develop self-
to make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
We use a range of teaching and learning styles to meet the PSHE and citizenship requirements of the National Curriculum. We emphasise active learning by including the children in:
Discussions investigations and problem-
We encourage the children to take part in a range of tasks that promote active citizenship, e.g. charity fundraising, the planning of special school events, or involvement in helping other individuals or groups less fortunate than themselves.
We organise classes in such a way that pupils are able, through discussion, to set
agreed classroom rules of behaviour, and resolve any conflicts.
We offer children the opportunity to hear visiting speakers, such police, social workers, medical experts whom we invite into the school to talk about their role in creating a positive and supportive local community.
Assessment for learning
We assess the children’s work in PSHE and citizenship both by making informal judgements, as they observe them during lessons, and through informal assessments of the work done, gauging it against the specific learning objectives set out in the National Curriculum and used to inform future teaching. We report on PHSE and citizenship to parents in each pupils’ Assessment Profile and end of year term report.