At Leesons Primary School our PSHE curriculum centres around Character education, it is an umbrella term loosely used to describe the teaching of children in a manner that will help them develop variously as moral, civic, good, mannered, behaved, non-bullying, healthy, critical, successful, traditional, compliant or socially acceptable beings.
We all want to live a good life and the pathway to this is the acquisition and development of virtues and it is the virtues we have acquired which go to make up our character. A virtue is the ability to act in a particular way in a specific situation to bring about a good outcome and it can be broken down as follows:
The ability to make choices that uphold the good for ourselves and our communities;
The virtues that enable us to live successfully and harmoniously in groups, communities and societies;
The virtues that enable us to solve intellectual problems and become more technically skilful;
Virtues such as resilience that enable us to get things done