Personal, Social & Health Education
The curriculum intends:
Through our PSHE curriculum, we give our children the knowledge and understanding to enable them to play an active role in society. We encourage pupils to have confidence in their own thoughts and believe that they can achieve their goals if they put their minds to it. We promote respect and tolerance for those who choose to live their lives differently to us. Having the ability to stay safe and healthy is a high priority and pupils are equipped to make informed choices.
PSHE lessons help pupils to know how they can support each other, manage their own behaviour and get help for themselves or their friends when they need it, therefore supporting positive behaviour and attitudes.
Our curriculum delivery:
Our PSHE curriculum is designed around three core themes that are revisited each year to ensure pupils’ learning is developed over time. These themes are: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
We ensure that our PSHE curriculum is accessible for all of our pupils. Lessons are primarily discussion based and provide pupils with the opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills. The curriculum builds on, revisits and consolidates the knowledge, understanding and skills to match pupils’ needs. Teachers respond to issues that are relevant to pupils in their class as and when they arise. Where possible, teachers will use real – life experiences to support and enhance learning.
In addition to whole class PSHE teaching, our Pastoral Support Team work with pupils who are identified as needing additional help.
Benefits to pupils (Impact)
We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to our pupils becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. It is our aim that when our pupils leave us they have the confidence to tackle a range of real-life situations and apply their skills to help them live in the modern world. Through our lessons, pupils are signposted to key adults and organisations they can go to for further advice or help both inside and outside of school.