"The quality of the pupils’ personal and social development is excellent and pupils of all ages exude a sense of happiness and confidence."

"Pupils articulate well and have great pride in their school."

"Children are considerate and kind towards each other and they conduct themselves with extreme courtesy and politeness."

"Pupils’ high self-esteem and excellent conduct is strongly encouraged by teachers at all levels. The school develops well-rounded and self-assured individuals who enjoy succeeding and making a contribution to both the school and the wider community, thereby meeting its aims."

ISI Inspection

 

PSHEE & Citizenship

The Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) curriculum, combined with the Citizenship curriculum is designed to assist in the full development of each individual pupil at Danes Hill School. It covers four main areas: health education, social and personal development, economic wellbeing and citizenship.

Overall we aim to:

  • Develop in our pupils the understanding to question and argue rationally, and the qualities needed for decision-making and leadership, thereby fostering their ability to resolve conflict within their own environment, among friends and within the classroom;
  • Provide the necessary health education in a manner appropriate to the age and stage of development of the pupil;
  • Engender in our pupils a sense of responsibility towards themselves, their peers and their school;
  • Develop in our pupils the understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs;
  • Equip pupils with the organisational and study skills which will enable them to succeed in their education;
  • Help our pupils develop skills and attributes that are needed to become effective in their future employment, including the development of self-confidence and a positive self-image, thereby enabling pupils to make the job and career choices that are right for them; and
  • Encourage the development of thoughtful, well-rounded and sociable citizens, who will take their place in the world aware of the role they can play.

The school’s flourishing PSHEE and Citizenship program is the responsibility of Mrs Lucy Keat, Head of PSHEE and Citizenship. The school provides a stimulating and thought-provoking range of activities and lessons both indoor and outdoor, including a large number and variety of external speakers, trips and theatre productions.