Personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. At BST we encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. We teach them about rights and responsibilities and how to play a positive role as a member of a multicultural society. Through the school council pupils learn to take more responsibility for the school and environment

Our Shared School vision and aims:

• Work together and be the best we can.
• Care for and support one another.
• Respect and value one another and the environment.

Every Child Matters:

• Enjoy and Achieve
• Being Healthy
• Staying Safe
• Relationships
• Emotional Health
• Positive Contribution


Please contact the Head of Key Stage or Mrs M Simmonds should there be any concern related to the safety or welfare of any child.

Aims and Objectives

The aims of PHSE and Citizenship education are to enable students to

• Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle
• Be aware of safety issues
• Understand what makes for good relationships with others
• Have respect for others, and learn how to resolve differences by looking at alternatives
• Be independent and responsible members of the school community
• Be positive and active members of a democratic society
• Develop self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
• Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community
• Recognise their worth as individuals by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements

Teaching and Learning

We use a range of teaching styles. Throughout the school pupils are encouraged to take an active part in discussions, investigations and problem solving activities. Activities are organised in such a way that pupils are able to participate in discussions to resolve conflicts or discuss issues affecting the classes or the school as a whole. We encourage students to take part in a range of practical activities that promote citizenship e.g. school council, charity fund raising.

Foundation Stage

Personal, Social and Emotional Development in taught in Reception classes as an integral part of both indoor and outdoor learning..

Teaching PSHE and Citizenship to children with special needs

We teach PSHE and Citizenship to all children, regardless of their ability. Our teachers provide learning opportunities matched to the individual needs of children with learning difficulties. When teaching PSHE and Citizenship we take into account the targets set for students in their Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

Assessment and Recording

Teachers assess students’ work in PHSE and citizenship by making informal judgements as they observe during lessons and this is reported annually to parents.

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The British School of Tenerife provides a high quality British education for children of all ages in an open, multi-cultural environment; allowing each child to achieve their full potential in a positive learning community.

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