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Our school’s overarching aims and objectives for our pupils are that they become equipped with a sound understanding of how to make positive choices that lead to a healthy and safe lives and to develop healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family, friendships and community in all contexts, including online.

As part of our whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes that children need to manage opportunities, challenges and responsibilities as they grow up, enabling them to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. At Dennington School we call PSHE “Life Lessons” and there is an emphasis on these lessons being part of the curriculum to inform and support children now and into their futures.

The PSHE policy is informed by our school’s ethos which is underpinned by Christian values in education, encompassing the following: Creativity, Respect and Reverence, Friendship, Hope, Generosity, Perseverance, Compassion, Peace, Service, Truthfulness, Humility, Forgiveness, Courage, Thankfulness, Wisdom, Justice, Trust and Responsibility. At Dennington School every child is valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential. Every member of our school community is encouraged to respect and value each other. Wherever possible we make close links between our values, worship and the PSHE curriculum.