PSHEE and Citizenship

PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and Citizenship at The Falcons School for Boys aims to enable pupils to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community, in doing so we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.

The aims of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education are to enable the pupils to:

  • Develop the confidence and responsibility to make the most of one’s abilities.
  • Develop good relationships with peers, teachers and other members of staff.
  • To recognise personal achievements in all areas of the curriculum.
  • To develop independence and recognise one’s worth.
  • To learn to respect differences in others and to share in similarities.
  • To play an active role as citizens.
  • To develop a healthy and safe lifestyle.
  • Actively promote fundamental British values.

PSHEE is an integral part of learning and teaching and daily life at The Falcons School for Boys. We use a range of teaching and learning styles to promote, enhance and develop the PSHEE objectives across all subject areas. Our weekly assemblies celebrate and recognise boys’ personal achievements both in and out of the school environment.

Specific PSHEE lessons occur weekly for all year groups, in addition to the morning and afternoon form times which the boys spend with their form class and form tutor. An emphasis is placed on active learning by including the pupils in discussions, investigations and problem-solving activities.

We encourage all pupils to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship, for example; charity fundraising, the planning of school special events such as an assembly or open evening, or involvement in an activity to help other individuals or groups.

We offer pupils the opportunity to hear visiting speakers, such as health workers, police, charities and representatives from the local community, whom we invite into the school to talk about their role in creating a positive and supportive local community. During the year there are also opportunities for various year groups to take part in events such as Cycle Training, Richmond Borough Junior Citizenship Day and to visit places like Sky Studios, Palace of Westminster and the Honourable Artillery Company.