PSHE with Citizenship and SEAL Policy

School Mission Statement

Moor Hey School is an inclusive school where we work together to provide a caring and supportive environment to meet and celebrate the diverse abilities and needs of all our pupils, enabling them to fulfil their personal, social, moral and academic potential. 

School Aims

•     To provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum differentiated to meet individual needs.
•     To encourage and promote understanding of each pupil’s individual needs.
•     To raise self-esteem through a positive approach to teaching & learning.
•     To develop and enhance appropriate social skills in a range of contexts.
•     To increase independence for life

This policy has been written to ensure we are meeting the requirements of National Curriculum 2000, which includes a non-statutory framework for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship at KS1, KS 2, and Year 7 and also takes into account further guidance issued by QCA in 2002 and incorporates SEAL materials and Every Child Matters guidance (2004).

Curriculum 2000 states two broad aims for the school curriculum,

“to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve.

To promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.”   

The National Curriculum Handbook for Primary teachers in England (1999) DFEE.
This policy links closely with school polices on: 
- Personal Safety
- Drugs Education
- Sex and Relationships Education
- Science
- Collective Worship
- Behaviour
- Bullying
- Equal Opportunities


What is PSHE?

PSHE encompasses all areas designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. It gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, make the most of their own abilities and those of others. 

What is S.E.A.L.?

SEAL is a teaching programme (social and emotional aspects of learning) which will help the children in their personal, social and emotional development. 


We foster children’s PSHE skills in the reception class as it is part of the National Curriculum. We relate the pupils’ social development to the objectives set out in the Early Years Goals, which underpin the curriculum planning for children, aged three to five years old. These following skills and themes are explored throughout the EYFS stage:

Developing Self- Confidence and Self Awareness – by feeling safe and confident to try new activities.
Managing Their Feelings and Behaviour – by being sensitive to their own and others’ feelings and realising the consequences of inappropriate behaviour.
Making Relationships – by playing co-operatively and by forming positive relationships with adults and other children.


Primary SEAL:

The topics are 
• New Beginnings
• Getting on and Falling out
• Going for Goals
• Good to be Me
• Relationships
There will also be another topic taught during the school year called Say No to Bullying.

Secondary SEAL:

The topics are

Theme 1. Learning to be together
Theme 2. Keep on learning
Theme 3. Learning about me

SEAL will help children to develop self-awareness, motivation, social skills and managing their feelings. These skills will help our children to become better learners, get on better with other people and be responsible citizens. They are part of every area of life.

Our ethos and PSHE curriculum ensure that we meet the 5 strands of Every Child Matters which states that every child has the right to: Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution, and Achieve Economic Well-being.


Aims of PSHE and SEAL at Moor Hey School

We want our children to develop self- awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to,

- stay as healthy as possible
- keep themselves and others safe
- have worthwhile and fulfilling relationships
- respect the differences between people
- develop independence and responsibility
- play an active role as members of a democratic society
- make the most of their own abilities and those of others
- behave in a socially and morally acceptable way including towards authority and each other
- to become involved in the life of their community
- to know about democracy and how to be an active citizens
- to know about economic wellbeing.

We want our children to: -
- value the achievements they make, and the achievements of others
- make informed choices about dealing with risks and meeting challenges now and in the future.
- decide on values by which they want to live their lives.Our school curriculum and ethos promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares all pupils for the opportunities and responsibilities within their lives.


Year 7's Transitional SEAL work







Take a look at how we have settled into our school.

We’ve been really busy meeting our goals, making friends and winning medals!  


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