The teaching of PSHE is intended to help students live fulfilled and happy lives, to understand the difference between right and wrong and to develop the skills to make those judgements. Essential to the teaching of PSHE is recognising Christian perspectives on the issues discussed. Bible stories and Christian teachings will be used as appropriate, for instance in order to understand why prejudice is unacceptable. The worth of each individual and Christ’s commandment to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ will consistently be reinforced.
At the heart of the PSHE curriculum are the central British values of tolerance, respect for the law and celebration of a diverse yet united community. Early in the year, pupils will be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and to celebrate the diverse community in which they live. Different views will be discussed and tolerance will be promoted, but students will learn that all people living in the UK are subject to its law, and some laws (for instance on consent and drugs) will be examined in detail.
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