Mrs T Ballard (Infant School) and Mrs N Baker (Junior School) are our PSHE / SRE Curriculum Leaders.
PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education and is a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. It links closely with our SMSC teaching as it helps pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
SRE stands for Sex and Relationships Education which is designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.
At our school, we believe that PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, in order to become informed, active and responsible citizens. The work we do in PSHE links directly to the Dimensions Scheme of Work, program of teaching metacognition techniques and also to the Christopher Winter Project for SRE and Drugs/Alcohol Education. PSHE also flows through all other curriculum areas.
PSHE is taught in each year group. We primarily follow our scheme of work which has been developed using Dimensions (a published scheme) and our metacognition resources. The Christopher Winter Project Resources is used to support SRE (Sex and Relationships Education).
In addition to our discrete PSHE lessons PHSE is also is delivered as an integral part of school life and in a number of ways:
PSHE can make a significant contribution to Inclusion, particularly in its focus on
promoting respect for all. All pupils will have the opportunity to access the PSHE curriculum, irrespective of social background, culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or ability. Where appropriate, activities will be differentiated to facilitate this.
We deliver a PHSE curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
Informal assessment is carried out. This is made following activities and through cross-curricular links. Where possible, self-assessment by the pupils is also used. Opportunities arise during Circle Times, class discussions, School Council meetings and in dealing with day to day issues to move pupils; learning or development on.
PHSE leaders talk with children, look at books, look at planning and work alongside colleagues in order to maximise our impact and ensure that quality teaching and learning are in place across the school. As a result, they create an action plan which is shared with staff and governors. The PHSE Governor meets with curriculum leads across the academic year and joins the school councils and/or lessons so they have a deep understanding of the school offer.