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The core themes of PSHE and RSHE are threaded through everything we do at West Bridgford Infant School and are embedded in our school vision and values - Working together to ensure our children are safe, happy and healthy. Ready to learn, ready for life, ready to shine.

Our goal is to enable children to develop as rounded individuals who love learning and are equipped with skills for life which will enable them to be fulfilled, active citizens.

At West Bridgford Infant School, we aim to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.

Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to these subjects, especially as a priority for parents and school is children’s happiness. We know that children and young people are increasingly experiencing challenges. The new subject content will give them the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and receive support if problems arise.

The content of the curriculum will help children to have sound physical and mental wellbeing and develop resilience and character that we know are fundamental to being happy, successful and productive members of society. Central to this is children’s ability to believe that they can achieve goals, both academic and personal; to stick to tasks that will help them achieve those goals, even when the reward may be distant or uncertain; and to recover from knocks and challenging periods in their lives. This will be complemented by the development of personal attributes including kindness, integrity, generosity, and honesty.

Our whole school ‘Shine Brightly’ core values and attitudes are central to everything we do at West Bridgford Infant School and are woven throughout the curriculum. They provide the guidance for our children to develop key personal, social and relationship skills and opportunities to reflect on their own attitudes and beliefs and those of others.

Relationships & Health Education/Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education