PSHE and Citizenship are recognised as a vital component of school life at Cheam. It is understood that staff, governors and pupils must work together to help develop students’ life and citizenship skills within a caring and consistent environment. Many PSHE and citizenship issues are often addressed spontaneously both in and out of the classroom which is one great asset of our school community.
In addition, students follow a more structured program of PSHE and Citizenship within the curriculum to parallel the more informal components that occur naturally. Within our PSHE and Citizenship teaching, there will always be FACTS to be taught, CONCEPTS to be explained, SKILLS to be passed on and VALUES and ATTITUDES to be encouraged.
The teaching of PSHE at Cheam incorporates the following objectives:-
- To engage students, families, staff and community members in creating a learning environment based on caring relationships, high expectations for positive behaviours and meaningful involvement
- To provide opportunities for children to learn the essentials skills needed to lead healthy and productive lives
- To strengthen students’ commitments to family, positive peers and community
- To promote a safe and healthy approach to life
- To celebrate diversity, to promote the practice of good citizenship and to encourage respect for others