Healthy School

Healthy School and Citizenship

PSHE supports the development of personal, social and life skills; the identification of and dealing with emotions and feelings, exploring health related issues, understanding about oneself, relationships with others and one’s place in the world.

Citizenship education prepares pupils for the social and moral responsibilities of community involvement. It enables them to develop political literacy and to make a positive contribution to their local, national and global communities. Citizenship Supports pupil’s development to make a positive contribution to society


We teach PSHE and citizenship in reception classes as well as in Nursery. We relate the Healthy School and citizenship aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals (ELGs).

For Nursery children we aim to develop their emotional, personal and social skills so that they become fully integrated citizens mainly through games and Circle time activities.

Healthy School is taught through SEAL (Social and emotional aspects of learning): as a whole school approach. SEAL includes curriculum material which includes work on self-awareness; managing feelings; motivation; empathy and social skills.

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and 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 develop their sense of self worth.