PSHE - Personal, Emotional, Health Education
At our school we cover elements of PSHE throughout many of our lessons and it is firmly embedded within the Christian Values that we maintain. However some areas are also taught stand alone. Areas covered includes:
Health and Wellbeing
what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
- how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
- how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
- ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
- about managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
- how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
- how to respond in an emergency
- to identify different influences on health and wellbeing.
how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts
- how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
- how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
- how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask
Living in the wider world
about respect for the self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
- about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
- about different groups and communities
- to respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
- about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
- about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
- how money plays an important part in life
We utilise the Dimensions Curriculum for a unit on 'Radicalisation' for Year 5/6. This is taught at the basic level of understanding, to make children aware that they can stand firm in their opinions, not to 'follow' others.
We have just begun to supplement the above schemes with Stonewall resources which cover issues of 'acceptance without exception'. Click here for their website. Miss Lindsay completed the Stonewall’s Tackling Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying course that was aimed at Faith schools in November 2017.
Every two years we welcome the NSPCC into school with their 'Speak Out, Stay Safe' programme where they work with Year 5 and 6. They were most recently in - September 2016. Click here for their website, see below for their parent handouts. Next joining us on Wednesday 19th September 2018.
We take much of our guidance for PSHE from the PSHE Association. As they state on their website and something we truly believe:
'PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.'
Click here for their website
We also use the PSHE work from the DfE site - 'SEAL' and more recently the PSHE packs that are part of the Dimensions Creative Curriculum. Our PSHE is also firmly linked in with the school Christian Values that we change termly.
For further information about the schemes of work please click on the links below:
KS2 PSHE (yr5/6)
Resources linked to the NSPCC visit in September 2016 - click here
We also have taken part in the Skillforce Award system. In 2016 our year 4/5/6 children completed the Junior Prince Award which covered a range of qualifications from BHF First Aid, Compass work, Playmakers Leader Award, Team building. We were lucky to have the awards presented to the children by Sarah Troughton, HM Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire.
2016-2017 saw the turn of Year 1/2/3 to learn key life skills, completing their Character Award over the course of the year. For further information please click here.
2017-2018 is a year break with SkillForce due to all cohorts having covered the basic skills, and a rolling programme needing to be put in place. We will return to the older children in the year 2018-2019.