Personal, Social & Health Education
At Brandeston Hall the PSHE lesson is timetabled from Reception in Pre-Prep through to the Year 8 in the main Prep school. However, Personal, social and health education and citizenship does not just take place during the timetabled PSHE lesson as they form a central part in all aspects of school life. Pupils are also involved in School Councils, Nursery Buddies and Brandeston Buddies – our Peer Mentoring system. PSHE also offers learning opportunities in assemblies, tutor groups, circle time and other activities that enrich pupils' experiences.
Personal, social and health education and citizenship help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible adults. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
IT plays a strong role in our PSHE work. Pupils use computers for researching issues via the internet and for generating posters and leaflets. Many of the activities are discussion based and some but not all result in the production of written work or other material that is displayed around the school. Role play, drama and oral presentations are other mediums through which learning takes place in this curriculum area.