At Stanton Road, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is at the heart of everything we do, from whole school and class assemblies, to the way we conduct ourselves in lessons and around school. PSHE is central to our Code of Conduct and our Stanton ABC: 'Achieve, Believe and Care'. 

PSHE has a positive influence on the ethos, learning and relationships in the school and therefore receives the full commitment of the school community as a whole. The areas included in PSHE are: Self Esteem, Relationships and Sex Education, Drug Education, Personal Safety and Healthy Lifestyles. These relate to the broader areas of our school life such as Spiritual and Moral development, Equality and Diversity, Behaviour Management, Health and Safety as well as our Healthy Schools work. We aim that through the PSHE curriculum our pupils will:

* Develop self-confidence and self-responsibility

* Learn to make informed safe and healthy lifestyle choices

* Develop the ability to form good relationships

 *Have opportunities to consider issues which may affect their own lives and the lives of others

*Learn to respect and value the differences between people

*Prepare to play an active role as citizens

PSHE is taught as discrete lessons on the timetable as well as identified opportunities through our cross-curricular topics. Pupils have further opportunities to develop their skills through planned 'Circle Time' and Class Council  sessions, which enable them to discuss social and moral issues that are important to them.
This year, we have introduced the Heartsmart Programme; this ensures full coverage and progression of skills, including Relationships Education and Drug Education. If you would like to find out more about the topics covered in the Heartsmart programme, please click on the link below or, alternatively, contact our PSHE subject leader, Mrs Pennington.