At Hillmead we teach PSHE within class for approximately one hour per week. PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) aims to equip children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly. Across the school we cover specific topics across the year, with work and discussion pitched at the child's specific age range. These topics include: Health and Well-being, Living in the Wider World, Relationships and Anti-Bullying.
We also spend PSHE time thinking about British Values (See our British Values page) and Protective Behaviours (See our Protective Behaviours page).
At Hillmead we are working towards achieving Unicef’s Rights Respecting Schools award. The Right Respecting Schools award recognises that the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) is at the heart of everything that a school does. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation and at Hillmead we are aiming for these values to underpin our school values and ethos.
As part of this journey each class discussed the Rights of a Child and applied this thinking to their classroom. They created a 'Class Charter' based on their discussions: