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PSHE education is a planned programme of learning though which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, that it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

It is our aim at Midfield Primary;

  • To provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills that is needed in order for them to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
  • Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
  • They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
  • By helping children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem we can develop their abilities to make career choices and understand what influences their decisions including financial ones. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others will help young people to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives now and in their future.

Last year we launched a whole school programme called 21stCentury Legacy- “Be the Best you can Be” which has seen the children meet inspirational figures, such as Olympian Anna Hemmings and multi marathon runner Kat McVicer, who achieved incredible feats despite their personal challenges. 

The programme aims to:

  • Increase self-confidence and aspirations
  • learn new skills to support and challenge dreams and aspirations
  • develop personal strengths
  • enhance resilience
  • recognise the need for healthy lifestyles
  • become independent thinkers
  • work collaboratively
  • motivate each other to pursue personal development
  • inspire engagement with the Olympic spirit and “Be the Best they can Be”

The founder of the programme is Dr David Hemery CBE, an Olympic champion and world record holder in the 400m hurdles. Now Vice Chair of the British Olympic Association.


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Multi Marathoner kat McVicar
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Kat visiting classes
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Effort reaps rewards!
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Anna Hemmings olympic athelete on Launch day.
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Dragonflies and Hedgehogs Y3 with Anna Hemmings.
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Hedghogs: We thought about how we see ourselves.
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Hedgehogs: Debating on right and wrongs.