PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
Miss Metters is our PSHE subject leader. Miss Metters, along with the rest of our nurturing team, recognises the huge significance of ensuring our children grow to become respectable, thoughtful, caring and understanding young people. We work to ensure that they do so in a happy, safe environment that places their needs at the heart of everything we do. Miss Metters is an Early Years specialist teacher and ensures that the children begin their school journey with a focus upon building positive relationships, understanding how to keep themselves safe and healthy, preparing them to flourish and succeed as they continue through school.
At St Thomas’ the wellbeing of our pupils is paramount to everything we do. Our PSHE curriculum, including the statutory teaching of health and relationships education, underpins all aspects of school life, where our children are provided with opportunities to acquire the skills and attributes to become healthy individuals mentally, physically and emotionally. We nurture our children’s hopes and aspirations and support them to develop the knowledge needed to make informed decisions both now and in their future lives. In order to achieve this, we enhance our curriculum with opportunities that enable them to choose the right path and reflect upon the decisions they make.
We recognise the role we play in shaping our children’s futures and strive to ensure our children grow up to flourish in this wonderfully diverse world that we live in. This is why our curriculum is tailored to their specific needs, ensuring they are well prepared to deal with the many challenges life can bring. Our approaches are fundamentally centred around compassion, acceptance, respect, self-awareness and self-care, understanding, love and ambition.
• Amanda Ainsworth, our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant, who works with children on a 1:1 basis or in small groups on self-esteem, social skills, friendship skills, recognising emotions, anger management, or loss and bereavement.