Our curriculum will prepare children to be global citizens in a diverse society. Our pupils will develop a 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 pupils will learn how to live a healthy, safer life, preparing them to have an active role within their community and the wider world and will know how to build positive, appropriate, safe and strong relationships whilst respecting the differences between people.
PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and includes many strands of SMSC learning and British Values.
Children are provided with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils’ experiences. There may be occasions where teachers teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in class.
We use having Philosophy based discussion, specific PSHE lessons, Values Based Learning, British Values learning, debating, sticky questions, collective worship, speaking & listening and discussion activities to provide these opportunities for children. Alongside this the school leads community outreach projects links with the local charities, educates and celebrates Young Carers and holds a number of fundraising events, school trips, external visitors and celebrates many national and international events. PSHE is an important part of collective worship where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
The key areas included within PSHE are:
- Basic First Aid
- Valuing difference
- Healthy relationships (online safety/anti-bullying)
- Drugs and alcohol awareness
- Healthy choices & hygiene
- British values
- Inclusion, belonging and extremism
- Raising hopes and aspirations
- Financial capabilities
- Healthy relationships (including consent)
- Talking metal health and wellbeing / sex education / what is abuse?