BerkswichCE Primary School

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Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) 


This aspect is split into four areas:


  • Making relationships (MR):
    • children play cooperatively, taking turns with others
    • they take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity
    • they show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings
    • and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
  • ​Self-confidence and self-awareness (SCSA):
    • children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
    • they are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
    • they say when they do or don’t need help.
  • Managing feelings and behaviour (MFB):
    • children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable.
    • they work as part of a group of class, and understand and follow the rules.
    • they adjust their behaviour to different situations, andtake changes of routine in their stride.


Children at Berkswich have many positive behaviour incentives, including belonging to house teams (Lichfield - blue, Salisbury - yellow, Canterbury - green and Winchester - red). Children gain team points for both good behaviour and learning. In each class throughout school, children use a traffic light system for behaviour. Children’s personal achievements are celebrated in the classroom and in Golden Leaf assemblies.