PSHE (inc Anti-Bullying)
PSHE (personal, social and health education) provides us with skills that help us build respectful and understanding relationships. It helps to develop a sense of self-worth. It also teaches us how to be healthy, independent and responsible members of society. PSHE provides us with life skills to help us in later life with our families, jobs and financial stability and how to be part of a wider community.
At Avenue Primary School we aim to develop healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through the learning council, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.
Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE lessons using the Cambridgeshire Scheme of work and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.
Aims & Objectives
At Avenue we aim to teach children to:
- Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
- Be aware of safety issues.
- Understand what makes a good relationship.
- Have respect for others.
- Be independent and responsible members of the school community.
- Be positive and active members of a democratic society.
- Develop self confidence and self esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.
- Understand what different types of bullying are and to be part of a listening and telling environment.
- Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.
- Understand how to be financially aware and to consider the impact of their decisions on themselves and others.
- Develop an awareness of environmental issues.
- Understand the importance of having good mental and emotional health.
- Develop strategies to support and build on their resilience in new or challenging situations.
In EYFS as part of the Personal, Social and Emotional principle, SEED is used to deliver discrete lessons as well as a wealth of cross curricular PSE opportunities.
At Avenue we are very proud of our achievement linked to Anti-bullying. We achieved the Leicester City Anti -Bullying Community award (ABC) in 2013 and this was revalidated in September 2016.
One of our key aims is to be listening and telling environment so children feel they can
Children are taught about what bullying is and use the message:
In addition to this each year group is taught about the different types of bullying e.g. emotional, physical, cyber and verbal.
Whole school assemblies are led through the year to remind children of what bullying is, how we can prevent it and who to tell if a child is being bullied.
We also have visitors such as theatre groups and the police to discuss bullying issues.
Each year we take part in the national anti-bullying week and children take part in a range of activities linked to anti-bullying.
Anti-bullying Junior Champions 2020/2021:
These children will support Miss Spencer (Anti-bullying Champion/Lead) to develop and improve the ways we prevent and support bullying issues. The junior champions will share information about their work in the school newsletter.
If you are worried that your child is being bullied, please talk to your child’s class teacher. This will be recorded in the class anti-bullying book and actions will be discussed with you. For more information see our anti-bullying policy.
More support and information is also available from these providers:
For children if they feel they to talk to someone safe about bullying or other issues.
National Bullying helpline
CALL 0845 22 55 787
Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
0808 800 5000
0845 790 9090