Our PSHE curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences for later life. Our Relationships and Health Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.
EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PSHE is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from PSED Early Learning Goals which link to Self-regulation, Managing Self and Building Relationships.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - At Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE is taught through a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum, we use the Lifewise PSHE and Activity scheme. We ensure that we cover Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities set out in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, which comprehensively cover the statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance.
Lessons link to the following categories: Life preparation, Survival, Lifestyle, Well-being, and Drugs Awareness. The Lifewise scheme of work also identifies links to British Values, and SMSC and is taught in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and ethos of the school.
- PSHE, including SMSC, is an integral part of the whole school curriculum, the planning across all subjects creates opportunities for pupil reflection and personal development.
- Assemblies are linked to PSHE, British Values, RE and SMSC and cover any additional activities such as current issues. Each term there are enrichment activities through a range of trips and workshops which allow pupils access to range of experiences.
- We are a School of Sanctuary, so we raise awareness about refugees across a range of subjects and assemblies as well as developing links with local charities which support refugees.
- Every half term, pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 focus on learning about a well-known personality from the BAME community (past and present). This is known as the Heritage Curriculum which is an extension of the work done in Black History month. The purpose of the Heritage curriculum is to study and learn about individuals from the BAME community who have achieved success in their respective fields by overcoming adversity. This helps students to realise that skin colour, circumstances in life, struggles and other setbacks are not a barrier to success.