Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is designed to help give pupils the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and become informed, active, responsible citizens. It is a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. In the Primary phase, citizenship education is incorporated into PSHE and its purpose is to enable individuals to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities. The delivery of PSHE is central to fulfilling the purposes of the Guernsey curriculum in enabling learners to become confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
What is a School Council?
A school council is a group of pupils elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues in the school. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, be involved in planning how to improve the school and being ambassadors for the school during special events.
To be effective, the school council must:
- Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible
- Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views
- Feed back to pupils about what happened about their views
- Make things happen – or explain why they can’t!