At The Bramble Academy, we believe that personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We are dedicated to ensuring that Bramble is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by our core values, making it integral to the success of the whole school.

We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: School Councillor, class and whole school fundraising, reading buddies and engagement in school and local events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: health workers, firefighters, police officers, librarians, sports coaches, secondary school pupils, artists, authors and representatives from a variety of different faiths. We participate in, and promote National events such as: Democracy Week, Anti-Bullying Week and Road Safety Week.

We are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all pupils at Bramble Academy and take part in Children’s Mental Health Week each year.

We are very lucky to be a trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) who is able to offer support to children to talk through their worries about school, friendships, family, or significant events. Pupils in years 1-6 also have access to a safe space to talk through their worries about school, friendships, family, or significant events such as bereavement or parents separating.