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‘To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy.’  Relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education Statutory Guidance

 

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of the broad and balanced curriculum at Whitehouse Community Primary School which develops the knowledge, skills and attributes all pupils need in order to keep healthy and safe.

 

Intent of our PSHE Provision

At Whitehouse Community Primary School, PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society and to develop the character, resilience and skills they need to succeed academically and be prepared for adult life and work in Modern Britain. PSHE is closely linked to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development which plays a major part of the curriculum at Whitehouse. We feel PSHE is an important part of children's education to help them to understand how they are developing personally and socially. It is the intent of Whitehouse that we deliver an inclusive PSHE curriculum, which provides positive outcomes for every child from Nursery to year 6. We will provide our children with opportunities 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.

 

Implementation of our PSHE Provision

The implementation of the PSHE curriculum is progressive throughout the whole school and will be taught focusing on knowledge and skills guided by the National Curriculum. Our PSHE curriculum focusses on three core learning themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. These themes will include topics such as staying safe, healthy lifestyles and physical and mental health. Although all year groups will study these same core areas, our curriculum is carefully planned to suit the ages and experiences of our children so that our children develop the skills and knowledge they need to understand and cope with the experiences and challenges they may be facing at that particular age. Our curriculum also includes opportunities to link British Values, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and key learning skills into our PSHE lessons. 

 

PSHE topics are planned for each half term for each year group using our year-group specific targets. These targets are used to create differentiated three-step learning objectives and gold challenges for each lesson which help the children understand the progression of their learning and are used by teachers for assessment. Skills and knowledge are revisited year on year so children develop their understanding as they grow and their experiences change. We are also committed to providing additional opportunities to visit PSHE topics if issues arise. This may be done through individual or small group discussions or whole class circle time. Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies will make links to PSHE and their will opportunities for whole school learning i.e. Anti-bullying week, online safety. Our Golden Rules and ‘The Whitehouse Way’ motos are also strongly linked to PSHE and will be embedded in all our PSHE learning.

 

Impact of our PSHE Provision

PSHE is an important part of our school and we want to ensure that our children are stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

  • Pupils understand and are able to apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
  • Our children demonstrate a positive outlook towards school, they are happy and their behaviour is good. Children are becoming healthy and responsible members of society and are on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.
  • Pupils enjoy PSHE lessons and are motivated to learn about issues that are relevant to their lives. Opportunities for discussion allow all pupils to take part in lessons with less pressure on written skills, increasing engagement and breaking down barriers to achievement.
  • Our pupils’ increased PSHE awareness not only helps our children understand themselves but also understand each other, creating our school’s positive and inclusive environment.
  • Teacher assessment, peer assessment and pupils’ self-assessment are used to track progress and attainment. Assessments are recorded and monitored on classroom monitor and analysed through pupil-progress meetings termly.

 

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