Our PSHE curriculum is underpinned by the 2019 DfE Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. It extends beyond this guidance to include economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risks to themselves and others. Through studying PSHE, and supported by our school’s values, pupils will be empowered to stay healthy and safe, and will be prepared make the most of life and work. They will develop an understanding of skills and attributes needed to manage their lives, both now and in the future.
Our curriculum builds progressive core knowledge and key curriculum concepts using a range of learning skills and subject skills. Our curriculum should lead to pupils being able to recall and describe the knowledge and concepts in familiar, unfamiliar, local and global contexts. Our curriculum is designed to enable pupils to make connections between their developing knowledge and concepts, their prior learning, and their lived experiences. Pupils are empowered to use their literacy, oracy, and digital communication skills to purposefully share
and articulate their learning with others. Our curriculum enables our pupils to be successful, confident, and responsible individuals and citizens.
Teachers plan from our progression documents, which are underpinned by the Jigsaw Scheme of learning. PSHE is taught in weekly discrete lessons, and periodically through events like Anti-Bullying week, developing the themes of Health and Well-Being, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World. Teachers are required to develop the cross-curricular links, including Science (healthy lifestyles), English (core texts) and Computing (online safety). Teachers are free to use global or national events to reinforce learning throughout the year. Teachers adapt the planning to best support the progression of pupils in their class, supported by the subject leader for major variations.
Teachers use daily assessment to inform their next steps and address children's' misconceptions in their PSHE knowledge. Regular and routine low stakes assessments inform both the teacher and pupils about progress within each unit. Ongoing assessment results in accurate, and routine feedback for the class and individuals, supporting them in achieving the expectations within the progression document. Teachers assess the pupil’s awareness of and aptitude for moral based decision making aligned to curriculum expectations and our values, leading to advice and support to promote further development.
Subject specific days celebrated across the year.
Local Community Links
Year 2 visit the local safety center every year which teaches the children about the importance of safety within the home and local area. The children have the opportunity to visit a real life road accident and train crash which shows the children how to keep them selves safe.
In Year 5 & 6 we are also visited by the Knife Crime Program which is run by Hazard Alley Safety Centre. The sessions help prevent the children from entering into knife crime and also warn them of the dangers and risks around carrying knives.
Supporting From Home
PSHE in our school...