Happy Schools PSHE Programme
We have introduced a new PSHE (Physical Social Health Education) programme called Happy-Centred Schools. This is an evidence-based programme that aims to enhance the personal, social, emotional and economic wellbeing and happiness of our school community.
Happy children will learn more easily and are more engaged with school life. Launched in 2012, the Happy-Centred Schools programme is designed to increase opportunities for all children to achieve and/or maintain good mental health. Strategies are introduced in discrete lessons and children are encouraged to apply these strategies and skills across the curriculum, the school day and in their home lives.
In our school, Happy-Centred Schools is taught every Thursday morning at 9.10am. It focuses on the following themes:
Autumn 1: Philosophy for Children
Children learn how to listen attentively, reason and debate in a respectful and thoughtful way.
Autumn 2: Self-Confidence
Children reflect on issues such as body image and health education.
Spring 1: Achievement and Success
Children explore issues of self-esteem, emotional literacy and financial and economic understanding.
Spring 2: Positive Relationships
In this unit we discuss relationships education, citizenship, British Values and how to develop good social skills.
Summer 1: Support
Children will talk about bullying (including cyber and homophobic bullying), spiritual, moral and social education and rights.
Summer 2: Coping Skills
Children explore how to maintain good mental health and learn about e-safety.