Personal Social Health Education

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) aims to enable pupils to gain knowledge and information, explore attitudes and values and develop skills to help them live healthy, safe, fulfilling and responsible lives.

PSHE is delivered implicitly through the school’s ethos and daily interactions. PSHE is also taught termly during whole school Themed Weeks such as ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ and ‘World Week.’ In addition, PSHE skills are taught and practiced in planned class ‘wellbeing’ sessions, the Creative Curriculum, Science and Religious Education.

Some PSHE teaching is supported by outside visitors. These include; the School Nurse, Community Police Officer, the computing specialist, Fire Safety Officers, First Aid trainers and Theatre companies.

All of the objectives are mapped out across the year groups and can be seen in the PSHE Progression Map.

Our PSHE teaching and learning cover progression in these three themes:

CORE THEME 1: Health and Wellbeing

This core theme focuses on:

  1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  3. How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  4. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  5. About managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
  6. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
  7. How to respond in an emergency
  8. To identify different influences on health and wellbeing

 

CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS

This core theme focuses on:

  1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
  2. How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships

CORE THEME 3: LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD

This core theme focuses on:

  1. About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  2. About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
  3. About different groups and communities
  4. To respect diversity and equality and how to be a productive member of a diverse community
  5. About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  6. About where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
  7. The part that money plays in people’s lives
  8. A basic understanding of enterprise