Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

We have chosen a curriculum that connects the pieces of PSHEE, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development.

We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the School Parliament. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.

The aims of our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education are to enable the children to:

  • know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
  • be aware of safety issues;
  • understand what makes for good relationships with others;
  • have respect for others;
  • show empathy for others;
  • be independent and responsible members of the school community;
  • be positive and active members of a democratic society;
  • acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.
  • develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
  • know about budgeting, saving, needs vs wants, fair trade and the world of work;
  • develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community;
  • develop good learning habits to become lifelong learners.

Religious Education

We celebrate the diverse and inclusive nature of our school community and recognise the faiths, beliefs and needs held by all. At St. Olave’s we enable children to develop sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school.

While we enable our children to develop a deep understanding of British Values, we also encourage pupils to celebrate differences and respect all cultures, religions and ways of life.

Our RE curriculum promotes education for citizenship and forms an important part of our school’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education. Pupils are given the opportunity to learn from first-hand experience by investigating the world around them and thus gain knowledge and understanding of it.