The school’s intent for Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is to give pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. In general, our pupils do not have broad and varied experiences of the world around them and therefore we need to ensure that they are given a wide range of experiences to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. Throughout our PSHE learning we aim to ensure pupils achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
In the Autumn term, we will explore rules and responsibilities through “Me and My School.” We also focus upon how democracy works, not only in a Governmental capacity but also within our school life. We will include ‘Me and my safety’ in this term and cover areas which contain season specific dangers such as road safety (darker nights), firework safety and we also learn about drug and alcohol misuse. E-safety is an important feature of our school life and although there is a strong focus upon E-safety in the first half of the Autumn term in the Computing Curriculum this is revisited each half-term to ensure that it stays in the forefront of children’s minds as they access the internet and social media.
In the Spring term, we aim to enrich understanding of the wider World through “Me in the World” and we incorporate ‘Safer Internet Day’ within this learning and refer back to the Safety learning from the Autumn term. ‘Me and my relationships’ allows for a deeper understanding of how relationships can develop and/or change over time and the emotional questions attached to this.
Summer term develops pupils’ understanding of diversity and community through the focus of ‘Me and other people.’ Following on from this is the topic of ‘Happy and Healthy me,” will include SRE as per guidelines as of the 2020 policy.
If necessary, PSHE lessons will take precedent over other learning if we are made aware of an immediate safety or community issue to ensure that our children are aware of how to look after themselves and others.