Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education
Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education (PSH&RE)
PSH&RE is an important and necessary subject in our school. It teaches children to recognise and manage their feelings, to relate well to others, to understand how to be healthy (including how to look after their own mental health), how to be safe and to be responsible citizens.
Our intent is for:
- our curriculum to enable pupils to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to access the wider curriculum, work collaboratively with others and make a positive contribution to the life of the school.
- our pupils to be prepared to be a global citizen in a diverse society, ready for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life.
- our delivery to be flexible to meet the needs of our pupils
- teachers to use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with an age-appropriate, sound understanding of risk, with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions and to recognise the importance of their own mental health and well-being.
- Our curriculum to incorporate an age appropriate understanding of RSE, as set out in the statutory guidance, enabling all children to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives.
- our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.
PSH&RE lessons are taught discretely every week, as well as being an integral part of our whole curriculum, in order to meet the needs of our community of children. We follow PSHE Association guidance and use our SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) resource to support long-term planning to ensure we are meeting the statutory requirements of the 2020 PSHE and Relationships Education programmes of study throughout the school; we also make time for ‘circle times’ to enhance provision to address identified needs within our classes. Our PSH&RE curriculum is divided into the following areas:
- Rights and responsibilities
- Staying Safe
- Being Healthy
- Identity and differences/ being my best
- Growing and Changing
Wider opportunities are taken across the year to revisit and strengthen key themes through additional sessions on e-safety and events such as Anti-Bullying Week. A regular programme of assemblies supports PSH&RE within our curriculum, covering elements of current topics in the news, celebrations and positive behaviours and attitudes. In addition, the teaching of the core British Values and School's Golden Rules are exemplified in our own School Values, through our PSH&RE programme and in assemblies.