At Wetherby School we believe that ‘Learning for Life’ or as it is known Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) in the National Curriculum is an important and necessary part of the curriculum for all the pupils’ in our care here at Wetherby. We believe there are many pieces that go together in regards to preparing, developing and helping the children in our school to grow into caring, active and thoughtful citizens of the local community and the global village they are part of.
Throughout the Learning for Life curriculum at Wetherby, pupils will begin to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
Through teaching our diverse, engaging and informative units of work, and allowing our children to have a voice we empower the children to better understand, appreciate and value the world around them. Our aim is for each boy to be part of an important group during their time here at Wetherby. For example by becoming a member of the school council for a term, part of the Eco Warrior environment team or one of the charity ambassadors. Through this involvement the boys realise the importance of leading by example, the effort involved in trying to make a difference due to being part of the group and the steps involved in making something happen.
We feel that our Learning for Life curriculum equips pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
Our programme of study for Learning for Life aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team work and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).