The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them 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. Through our RSE curriculum we aim to equip children and young people with the information, skills and values which they will need to lead safe, fulfilling, enjoyable relationships and which will help them go on, beyond primary school, to take responsibility for their well-being.
The National Curriculum PSHE framework states that schools should offer a curriculum which:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils
- prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
- equips pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions
At Telford Junior School, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. PSHE education is taught throughout the school in every year group and is a valued part of our curriculum. All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values.
There are three core themes of primary school PSHE:
1. Health and Wellbeing
3. Living in the Wider World
PSHE is also taught across the curriculum, for example in Science, Geography and PE and is delivered implicitly as well as explicitly, through many areas of school life. Assemblies, circle time, nurture groups all teach children the principles of PSHE. Curriculum jigsaws, curriculum policies and overviews can be found under the curriculum tab on our school website.
The aim of this is to have a positive impact on our pupils. Our PSHE curriculum prepares children at all stages of their education so that they are prepared for life now and also for their next steps e.g. moving up into the next year group or to secondary school.