My name is Mrs Bennett and I am currently teaching one of the year 2 classes in St Anne Stanley. I qualified from John Moores University in 2004 with a BA (Hons) degree with qualified teacher status. I have taught in quite a few primary schools across Liverpool but it’s here at St Anne Stanley that I feel most at home and happy. I joined our ‘St Anne family’ 10 years ago now and I couldn’t imagine working with a better team of people, both children and adults. Teaching is my passion! There is no other career in the world that is as interesting and exciting than that of a teacher.
I am married with two children and one dog! I love to read and my favourite book is ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Murpurgo. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and my favourite food is Pizza.
A few years ago I was offered the role of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education) lead. I was extremely pleased to get this role as PSHE is not only one of my favourite subjects but one of the most necessary subjects in schools. PSHE education is an important part of all pupils’ education as it through this subject that we teach important life skills and help pupils to become more confident members of society who can contribute positively to the wider world.
Research shows that pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. Here at St Anne Stanley emotional health and well-being have the up most importance and are considered in all we do and teach.
“Be proud of yourself, be confident, be optimistic, and most of all be happy.” Anurag Prakash Ray
PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and stay safe and to prepare them for life and work in today times.
“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” L.R. Knost
PSHE helps pupils to achieve their academic potential and leave school equipped with the skills they will need throughout later life. It teaches them resilience, confidence, compassion- among many other things.
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Neslon Mandela
Here at St Anne Stanley PSHE education is taught through three core themes;
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
However, it is also linked with many other subjects and areas in the school. In fact, in October 2018 our school was given the ‘School of Sanctuary’ award and we have just recently been accredited as a ‘Stonewall Champion’ school. Also all our staff have had level 1 P4C (philosophy for children) training!
We use a number of outside agencies to help and support the teaching and learning of PSHE. For example; Altru Drama, Barnardos Life Skills, Crucial Crew, Bullybusters, Diversity Role Models, Brook Advisory, Deaf Active, Merseyside Police, Prevent, Professor Fluffy, Merseyside travel, Small Steps for Peace, NSPCC, Everton in the Community, Liverpool in the Community along with many, many more! These help to make our PSHE lessons, fun, up to date and relevant for all children. We also have our own house captains, school council, eco-council and school parliament.
We are currently making arrangements to celebrate the next ‘Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Day’. This will be a whole day event with a fantastic group of external agencies to work alongside our staff to cover many issues around mental health and wellbeing that pupils may encounter today or in their futures.
If you have any queries about PSHE at St. Anne’s in please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office and I will be more than happen to meet with you.
Year 2 class teacher and PSHE lead
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Altru Drama came into school for anti-bullying week. They looked at the different types of bullying and what we should do if we are being bullied or if someone we know is being bullied. We know how important it is to be kind to everyone and always show others respect.