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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Millbrook Combined School is a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded. As a diverse school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. The teaching and learning of PSHE through the Jigsaw program, the Millbrook Message, our Faith Garden and Nurture Programming, supports and upholds this vision.

The aims of PSHE education within Millbrook Combined School are to provide children with accurate and relevant knowledge, opportunities to create personal understanding, opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities and a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling responsible and balanced life.

PSHE deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. They help pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. PSHE helps children to acquire British values and attitudes which are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences within school and life itself, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and diversity and feel confident and informed as a British citizens.

PSHE education cannot exist in isolation. At Millbrook Combined School it is part of a whole-school approach, embodied in all our programs and curriculum.  We provide a range of opportunities for children to make links to other areas of learning and explore a wide range of social, moral, cultural and behavioural issues. Through PSHE, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them become caring, respectful and confident individuals.