PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Economics) Education
Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is at the core of our curriculum design, and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually.
Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond, serving our children well as they they progress through primary school and move onto secondary school and beyond. Our continued focus upon personal development and behaviours and attitudes seeks to support this.
Our PSHE intent relates to our whole school intent, including and extending the EYFS Framework 2021 (ELGs within Personal, Social and Emotional Development), and the National Curriculum Programmes of Study, as well as providing for the unique needs of the children within our Federation family.
It is our intent that by the time children leave our school they will:
- Have the confidence, willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere so that they are ready for the next stage of their life and their education;
- Have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships;
- Have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society, and become responsible, respectful and active citizens able to play an active role, recognising that difference is a positive, and that individual characteristics make people unique;
- Have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion for others;
- Demonstrate our core Christian Values (Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope, Justice, Respect, Honesty and Love);
- Have a deep understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals, taking an active interest and accepting responsibility for helping our global families around the world to live better lives.
Our PSHE Curriculum is carefully designed to provide repetition of knowledge: building upon prior learning and making connections; and identifying how learning prepares for and links to the next stage in their lives. It is split into three core themes of: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The children will meet these themes throughout the course of every academic year. This approach enables a more secure, deeper learning and mastery of knowledge and skills. There is a continuous focus upon the knowledge and correct use of a rich and varied vocabulary.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Based on the themes of human development and family life, RSE is covered within the Relationships and Health Education programme of study. Refer to our RSE Policy for more information: https://www.stwschoolsfederation.co.uk/policies/
PSHE is taught as a discrete subject across the school from EYFS to Year 6 on a weekly basis. In addition, opportunities are taken wherever possible to promote personal development and positive behaviours and attitudes through the day to day life in school and is also evident within the following documents: