PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
Citizenship develops knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils need to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens. Pupils learn about politics, parliament and voting as well as human rights, justice, the law and the economy. They also learn the skills of active citizenship. Teaching is brought to life using real issues and events in local to global contexts.
Here at Minehead Middle School we tailor PSHE and Citizenship lessons to pupils needs and use them to help inform our pupils with the best information that will keep them safe and healthy. We respond to issues that may arise in the news and look at local, national and global topics giving our pupils the opportunity to voice concerns and feel empowered to make a difference to the world in which they live.
Some of the ways in which we try to make a difference: