At Mackie Hill, we believe that PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. Our PSHCE curriculum follows a whole-school approach, encompassing British values. Themes are differentiated accordingly to meet the needs of different age groups and are linked with assemblies and whole school themes.
We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: school council, fundraising and engagement in both school and local community events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as health workers, firefighters, police officers, sports coaches, secondary school pupils, artists, authors and representatives from the local church. We participate in and promote national events such as 'Black History Month', 'Anti-Bullying Week' and 'Road Safety Week'.
Our PSHCE curriculum contributes to the work of other areas of the school by enabling pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. It enables pupils to distinguish between right choices, accept responsibilities and show initiative.