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PSHE and P4C

Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social and Health Education is a very important part of education at St Alfege's.  It aims aims are to develop in children and young people: 

  • Confidence and responsibility 
  • The ability to achieve their full potential 
  • A need to be active and moral citizens 
  • Healthy and safer lifestyle choices 
  • The skills to form good relationships and achieve personal and economic well-being 
  • Respect for the differences between people.   

PSHE and Citizenship place personal development and the acquisition of personal, learning and thinking skills at the heart of the curriculum. It reflects the Every Child Matters (ECM) outcomes stating that the curriculum should enable all young people to become: 

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve 
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives and managing risk and consequences 
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

Personal, Social and Health Education Policy

Philosophy for Children (P4C) 

In September 2015, Philosophy for Children (P4C) was introduced to the children and the weekly P4C session has been very popular with all year groups.  P4C improves teaching and learning for the lasting benefit of individuals, schools, colleges and communities. In P4C the teacher facilitates a student-led discussion on a philosophical question. P4C builds higher order thinking, questioning, speaking and listening skills. It creates respect for others, promotes engagement with learning and enhances educational development.  The EEF has validated P4C in its pupil premium toolkit.


A Visit from Matthew Pennycook

In January we had a visit from our local MP, Matthew Pennycook. Matthew, who is the MP for the constituency of Greenwich and Woolwich, was given a tour of the school by some of our Year 6 pupils. Mr Pennycook also led a school assembly and welcomed questions from the children.


Do you enjoy your job?

What sort of questions do you get asked?