Our PSHE curriculum and British Values

At The Hawthorns, PSHE holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the wider world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Jigsaw lessons include mindfulness, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. PSHE helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. 

At The Hawthorns Primary School we seek to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. In November 2014, the DfE published guidance on promoting these values in school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.

We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and at the core of our core aspirations of Belong, Believe, Achieve and Grow and ultimately how we strive to have our pupils leave our school encompassing all the qualities of a Hawthorns Child.