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Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationships Education

Whilst we value academic progress, most of all we want our children to have the values and social skills to help them to become good people. School assemblies and discrete lessons push our values: being kind to others, accepting, understanding and respectful, combined with always trying to achieve their personal best, through determination, resilience and encouragement. Our values are the cornerstones of the education we offer at Shalford, and they run through our school like a golden thread.

We create a positive culture around difference and diversity, equipping children with the vocabulary necessary to express and describe themselves (physically and emotionally) and their bodies. We want to ensure that children develop a sense of who they are and belonging within the community and own families. We encourage children to be aware of their own thoughts and feelings as they happen, supporting them in finding strategies to manage their own thoughts and feelings, so they can become more independent in regulating their emotions and building emotional resilience. Children leave our school as respectful citizens with the skills required to successfully live in today’s ever-changing world, enabling them to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. Effective PSHE at Shalford is essential to safeguard and equip children to deal with situations they might encounter throughout their lives and is the building block to the next steps in their school journey.