Growing Up Skills


Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) and Global Citizenship are a weekly lesson taught as part of our Growing Up Skills programme called GUS. Dobcroft Junior School is a leading School in the Sheffield Local Authority for PSHE, Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) and Philosophy For Children (P4C).


More than this, Dobcroft Junior has PSHE embedded in the ethos of the whole school through our Values and Mottos, assembly scheme, pupil participation projects and Behaviour and other policies.


Pupil Voice is strong in our school with a large representative school council body called the Pupils' Parliament (PP) which meets fortnightly.  PP oversees the work of The Quarrel Buster Playground Care Team and the Pupil Job Squad which includes organisation of the Healthy Tuck Shop.


GUS lessons include the use of materials from the SEAL programme and also incorporate learning about responsible Global Citizenship, Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and Drug Education.  Some of the SRE is included in the Science curriculum. Year Groups 4, 5 and 6 include much of this work in a focus week called 'Changes' which highlights our own responsibilities in looking after ourselves and others.