At Bournes Green Infant and Junior Schools, we teach Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education as part of a whole school approach in order to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their ability and capacity to learn. Our approach supports the development of knowledge, understanding and skills our pupils need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. We aim to develop the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, our PSHE lessons deliver engaging and age-appropriate PSHE content. Our lessons also include a focus upon mindfulness, allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration, focus and self-regulation, which then feeds into their everyday lives. Our spiral, progressive curriculum provides children with relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. Our curriculum brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. All year groups work on the same theme, at the same time, at their own level. Our weekly PSHE-focused assemblies further support what children are learning about in class, thereby ensuring that the whole school are speaking the same language.