Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Vision
The vision for our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum is to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. PSHE education plays a fundamental role in our children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development and provides opportunities for the promotion of British Values. We intend for our children to understand rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse, democratic society. We want our pupils to understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle; be aware of how to stay safe; make informed choices regarding personal and social issues; and be able to develop good relationships within school and beyond. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth and confidence by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
Our PSHE curriculum follows the Wiltshire Learn for Life Scheme; this is a clear and comprehensive scheme that is in line with the National Curriculum. Within this structure, the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) booklets are used to support many of the topics.
As well as delivering PSHE through timetabled lessons, aspects of the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) element of the curriculum often occur during other times of the school day (such as circle times to discuss social issues at playtime). Throughout our PSHE curriculum, there are links to other subject areas, therefore some lessons may not be discreet, as objectives are able to be taught within science, PE or RE sessions.
Our curriculum - via lessons, collective worship and other activities – also allows children to demonstrate the British Values: Democracy; The Rule of Law; Individual Liberty; Mutual Respect; and Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs. For example, House Captains, School Council and Church Council representatives are elected to lead groups and represent children’s voice across a number of school matters.
We also invite visitors to support the implementation of some aspects of the curriculum, including the NSPCC and professionals in the fields of oral health, fire safety and road safety.
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is taught to all year groups at an age appropriate level. We use the Channel 4 resource, Living and Growing, to deliver part of this subject area. Parents are given an opportunity to view the materials before they are shown and discussed with the children.
The table below shows the topics covered during EYFS:
The table below shows the topics covered for each year group throughout the year:
By teaching pupils to stay safe and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, PSHE is able to tackle barriers to learning and raise aspirations. The skills and attributes developed through our PSHE education will ensure that our children become the healthy, independent and responsible members of society that our curriculum intends them to be. PSHE is assessed by teacher judgement, as many elements of the lessons do not result in written outcomes and are focused more on discussion. On a termly basis, outcomes based on the objectives covered are recorded by teachers on our online assessment system.