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PSHE Intent, Implementation & Impact

Mrs Tyson


PSHE Leader

Mrs Tyson is a Specialist Leader in Education for PSHE. She is passionate about personal, social and health education and has carried out research in order to write the school's new Relationships and Sex Education Policy for September 2022.

Mrs Tyson leads KS2, the School Council and the Diversity Defenders team. She works closely with outside agencies and ensures that the school participates in national special days and weeks; for example: Anti-Bullying Week and Mental Health Awareness Day.

PSHE Overview 2021-2022

PSHE Overvew 2021-2022



We are also proud to be involved with Calderdale's Heartstone Project, 2021-22. Our Year 6 pupils actively engage with the project each week, led by Mrs Tyson, and, as the press release (below) states, are exposed to a plethora of knowledge, skills and values through creative , cross-curricular mediums:



Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.

The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books in the Heartstone Odyssey trilogy.

The story of the Heartstone Odyssey is a fictional tale of adventure, magic, mystery and suspense which starts in the late 1700s reaching into the current time. Part of the story takes place in Yorkshire in the early 1800s.

Aimed at 9 to 12 years olds, it also deals with issues of racism and prejudice, generating discussion and debate as well as developing literacy skills. The work will build up to a new national Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival to take place in July 2022 involving schools across the North West region.

The Calderdale primary schools taking part in this work are Castlehill, Colden, Northowram, West Vale, Trinity St. Peter’s, Calder Learning Trust, Cross Lane and Cliffe Hill. The schools have started to prepare contributions of artwork, poetry and other creative items. Pupils will also have the opportunity to visit Calderdale libraries and museums and take part in workshops.

Calderdale Council’s Interim Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Sarah Courtney, said:

“This is a unique opportunity for children in Calderdale to be part of a national initiative to tackle hate and prejudice. Through the power of storytelling, the Heartstone project will allow children to better understand the importance of tolerance and initiate challenging conversations and debate.

“Pupils taking part will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of creative projects, whilst building up to the national book festival in July. The festival will include contributors from around the world, all with the common ambition of tackling discrimination and educating the next generation to be more understanding and tolerant of people’s differences.”

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