Personal Social Health Education
At Holy Trinity School, PSHE is linked closely to our school values and the principles of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We are proud to hold the Rights and Respecting Schools Award. We are a caring and nurturing school and PSHE is central to every aspect of daily life and the ethos of our school.
PSHE is taught as a discrete subject and also through other areas of the curriculum too, such as Geography, P.E. and R.E. PSHE helps children to develop an awareness of themselves, other people and the environment. Through a range of different activities including drama, circle time and stories the children explore social and emotional aspects of learning as well as develop understanding of drug awareness, road safety, recycling and the emergency services. This is underpinned by a whole school ethos to build on Rights and Respect.
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is taught in Year 4 and 6 in an appropriate and sensitive manner. We aim to prepare pupils for adult life and to encourage them to have due regard to moral considerations and the value of marriage and family life. According to their level of maturity, they are led gently to a deeper understanding of the issues involved in this subject. We hope that our teaching is complementary and supportive to the roles of parents. Teaching is carried out within a clear Christian moral framework in which pupils are encouraged to consider the importance of dignity, respect and responsibility for themselves and others. Parents will be informed in advance when RSE is to be taught and can withdraw their child if they so wish.
PSHE is continually promoted at Holy Trinity through Circle Time, whole school worship times, a number of buddy systems and by the use of friendship benches. School staff model positive attitudes, behaviour and relationships, reflecting our values and providing positive role models for the children. Our School Council and Eco Warriors provide a pupil voice for actively making a positive difference for the future of our school. They understand that their rights are respected and that they should in turn, respect the rights of others.
We are committed to the health and well-being of all pupils and we encourage parents to be partners in this initiative. Children are encouraged to walk to school on a daily basis, drink water and eat healthily. The school has been awarded the Silver Healthy Schools Award and all children in Key Stage 1 take part in the free school meals initiative. Free fruit and vegetables are also provided for all children in lower school.
In addition, our PSHE curriculum is enhanced further through many exciting opportunities and whole school activities throughout the year. As a school we participate annually in Anti-bullying week, Feel Good week (CAMHS) and charity events such as Children in Need and Comic Relief, UNICEF’s Day for Change and their Outright programme. Our annual School Sports Days encourage our children to support and encourage one another whilst fostering a love of sport and healthy lifestyles. We support our local community through Harvest Festival and often have guest speakers such as our local vicar or representatives from local charities come to visit.
Rights Respecting School Award.
UNICEF has recognised that Holy Trinity is committed to placing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of our ethos and the school is currently working towards achieving the Rights Respecting School silver award.
The Rights Respecting Award complements our PSHE curriculum and School Values very well. As a school, we recognise and value the rights of every child as set out in the UN Convention. We teach our children about the respect they should have for themselves, for others and for the environment both locally and globally.
If you would like to know more about the Rights Respecting School Award or the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, please visit the following website: