Excellence Respect Friendship
Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship
Our vision at Cawston Grange Primary School is that children’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priorities and we hope that children will be able to take risks in their learning and in life as well as understanding how to prepare themselves for the diverse society we live in.
PSHE is challenging, motivating, practical and interactive. This subject encompasses the core values of our school (Excellence, Respect and Friendship) and is taught in a cross curricular way across a range of subjects including; PSHE, Computing, P.E., and Science.
In our diverse society, children need to be aware of fundamental British Values, develop an understanding of themselves along with others in their community and learn how they can work together in harmony whilst respecting others.
Additionally, children also need to know how to maintain healthy lifestyles and relationships with others. PSHE plays an integral role in children exploring these things and helps to prepare them for the community that they live in now and in the future.
Taking Care (Protective Behaviours)
All children have a unit of work called ‘Taking Care’ in Autumn Two. The Taking Care scheme aims to improve the safety and well-being of children in Warwickshire by teaching them to keep themselves safer in a variety of situations.
Protective Behaviours (PB’s) is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened and explores practical ways to keep safe. Protective Behaviours also looks at identifying support networks for times when we need someone to listen and help.
Protective Behaviours is based on two key messages:
We all have the right to feel safe all of the time
We can talk with Someone about Anything, even if it feels awful or small
Protective Behaviours is a practical down to earth approach to personal safety. It is a process that encourages self-empowerment and brings with it the skills to raise self-esteem and to help avoid being victimised. This is achieved by helping individuals to recognise and trust their intuitive feelings (Early Warning Signs) and to develop strategies for self-protection.
The Protective Behaviours process encourages an adventurous approach to life that satisfies the need for fun and excitement without violence and fear.
Further information and a national practice sharing forum can also be found at below by clicking on the Taking Care link.