Personal, Social Health and Emotional Education
PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which our children 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. We use the SCARF website to deliver the curriculum: https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/scarf/
In PSHE, we give our children the knowledge, understanding and emotions to enable them to play an active role in society. We encourage children to have confidence in their own thoughts and believe that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. We promote respect and tolerance for those who choose to live their lives differently to others. Having the ability to stay safe and healthy is a high priority and children are equipped to make informed decisions.
All pupils have a weekly PSHE lesson using SCARF to meet the needs of our pupils. Medium term planning incorporates all aspects of the stutory requirements of the PSHE curriculum. Collective Worships are planned to cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school. RSE is taught at the end of each year group at an age appropriate level. We are a Skill Builder school which develops 8 key skills in each year group.
We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. Children can approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life. From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen. From engagement with a variety of Educate and Celebrate texts, children can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves.