At Birch Copse, we believe that Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education helps children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps them to stay safe and become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. At Birch Copse, we encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, we help develop their sense of self-worth. Our intention is that when children leave Birch Copse, they will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We teach them how society is organised and governed and ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the School Council. We teach them about rights and responsibilities and the children learn to appreciate what it can mean to be a positive member of a multicultural society. We believe our effective PSHE curriculum has a positive impact on the children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.