PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)
STATEMENT OF INTENT
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, which includes Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), is a subject through which pupils develop the transferable knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe; to make informed decisions, to manage their lives both now and in the future and achieve their Personal Best.
The aim for PSHE education is to provide all pupils with:
- Accurate, balanced and relevant knowledge
- Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
- Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary, challenge their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
- The skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives
- Opportunities to develop positive personal attributes including respect, communication, trust, resilience, honesty, responsibility, problem solving, reflection and curiosity
The programme of study is based upon three core themes within which there is broad overlap and flexibility. These are:
Core 1 – Health and Wellbeing
Core 2 – Relationships
Core 3 – Living in the Wider World
We have spent the last two years developing our PSHE curriculum to be inline with the new statutory expectations and to meet the needs of our community. Following consultation with pupils, parents, staff and governors we have produced a PSHE policy, a separate RSE policy and a progressive curriculum. Please check the curriculum document each half term to check the foci of the lessons your child will have. If you have any questions or wish to look at the resources that will be used, please contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Gaskell (Deputy Headteacher and PSHE lead).
Our PSHE curriculum this year and last has focused significantly on taking care of the mental health of our young people and developing their resilience. From September 2021 the full PSHE curriculum will be delivered and as last year, more time will be spent on aspects of the curriculum identified as a priority by our pupils, staff and parents.