Personal, Social & Health Education and Citizenship

 Grape growing in Gardening Club'Bourne Abbey is a happy, vibrant school where children learn in a positive and nurturing environment' Headteacher

We encourage the children to stay as healthy as possible.  We strive to give the children self-awareness and confidence to keep themselves and others safe.  We give the children positive self-esteem, to enable the children to have worthwhile and fulfilling relationships, whilst respecting the difference between people.  We develop their independence and responsibility so that they can make the most of their own and others' abilities and play an active role as members of a democratic society.

The PSHE and Citizenship curriculum at our school is intrinsically linked to the 'Every Child Matters' Agenda:

  • Be Healthy
  • Stay Safe
  • Enjoy and Achieve
  • Make a Positive Contribution
  • Achieve Economic Well-Being

Our school values and ethos are embedded in our three R's. We:

  • Respect ourselves
  • Respect each other
  • Respect our environment

We use the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme across the school to enhance our PSHE and emotional well-being curriculum.

Citizenship forms an integral part of the PSHE curriculum.  It highlights the opportunities we have to children to grow into informed reasonable citizens.  We address this through collective worship, school trips, community events, rewarding good behaviour and play time organisation.  We also involve the children in the running of the school through our School Council.

SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) and Drugs  Education

Children are taught at an age-appropriate stage about health and hygiene, medicines and drugs, relationships (especially friends and family) and puberty.  Parents and Carers are seen as partners in this process and are kept fully informed of the work undertaken, particularly in years 5 and 6.

Healthy Schools Award

Our outstanding PSHE curriculum has contributed to Bourne Abbey gaining the 'Healthy Schools Award'.