During Key Stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence, physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. Our PSHE curriculum helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities and the wider world. Our intent is to deliver a PSHE curriculum which is accessible to all, and that will maximise the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Using our PSHE programme to equip children with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. PSHE is embedded in all that we do to enable our children to become independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society. Our PSHE curriculum has been built with the aim to support the development of the ‘whole child’, by helping them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development. Children will be able to develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Our PSHE programme of learning and wider curriculum will enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance 2019. Our PSHE programme is an integral part of our whole school PSHE education and Personal Development provision and is designed to meet the needs of pupils. Learning activities allow opportunities for discussion and debate, providing opportunities for children to develop their skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes.Our ever-expanding wider provision of PSHE promotes opportunities to link British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) responsibilities. Along with our broad and balanced curriculum, there are overlaps with other subjects, for example Computing (E-safety), Science (recycling), PE (leading healthy active lives). Our Learning Calendar,complements key events throughout the year such as; Anti-Bullying Week, Black History Month, International Women’s Day, Language Day, and Children’s Mental Health Week.
Through our discreet weekly lessons as well as a wider cross curricular approach to teaching PSHE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society which is reflected in our PYP approach. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
The PSHE/RSE curriculum is taught through the following three themes:
- CORE THEME 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING
- CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS
- CORE THEME 3: LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD
Our PSHE curriculum and wider provision will ensure that children will be equipped to support their decision-making in regard to their wellbeing, health and relationships.
Children will start their journey with us treating each other with kindness and respect. Our embedded whole school vision to nurture children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development supports them to foster good relationships between all in line with the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Our PYP approach allows children to build upon their understanding of British Values in an age appropriate way, in order for them to become positive citizens in a forever changing community and ultimately preparing them for life and work in the modern world.
By the end of each key stage, children will have had the opportunities to meet the end of key stage statements in line with the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
Children will have enhanced knowledge and understanding through our quality links with our multicultural community. Through real life experience, our carefully selected external visitors will promote the teaching of different aspects of our PSHE curriculum. Ultimately, our overarching aims and objectives in supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, enables pupils to develop the ability to collaborate, build upon their emotional security, improve concentration due to a focus on their wellbeing as well as ensuring children are self-reliant with an understanding of self-care and nutrition. We aim for children to end their journey moving onto the next stage of their education with self-confidence and a high sense of self-worth.