Personal, Social and Health Education is a broad topic that aims to give children the knowledge, understanding and skills to manage their emotions, relationships, health and well being. In teaching this we are preparing children to thrive as individuals, family members and as part of society, living productive, responsible and balanced lives.
Our curriculum fulfills the requirements of the Education Act 2002 :
(a)promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
(b)prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We take inspiration and ideas for our lessons from the DFE 'Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme and the Hampshire guidelines for schools 'Supporting Personal Development Learning.'
PSHE lessons contribute significantly to the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding by teaching them to be reflective and inquisitive about the social world around them. We aim to build children’s confidence and resilience as well as their knowledge so that they feel strong and safe when making decisions and choices and understand what influences their judgments.
In PSHE lessons we learn together in many fun and creative ways including art, drama, role-play, written work, videos, games, stories, debates and contemplation. PSHE skills are however an overarching theme in our school and will spill over into other subjects. Learning will occur during other lessons and activities such as assemblies, trips, in the playground and whenever children have to plan, play, learn or perform together. These are life skills that prepare children for now and for the future.
Reviewed by Subject Leader - February 2018