Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Emotional Development
PSHCE includes everything our school does to promote pupils' good health and well-being and is backed by the National Healthy Schools Programme. Overall our PSHCE curriculum exemplifies how we help children to be healthy, happy, economically secure and successful citizens. However, much of this is also influenced and developed through day to day teaching, keeping children safe and our overall ethos including collective worship.
Our PSHCE curriculum is divided into core themes which are:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Relationships (which includes RSE)
- Economic Development
- Social and Emotional Development
- Citizenship and Living in the Wider World
Additional to this we do blocks of work on safety awareness, sustainable and safe journeys to school and explicit teaching of drug awareness and relationships and sex education (RSE*). Any issues that arise for specific children, year groups or due to external influences may also be built into PSHCE and classroom discussions. This is part of being responsive to our children’s needs. Our citizenship strand also demonstrates how we promote fundamental British values (democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and respect and tolerance of / for others).
How we promote fundamental British Values:
- include in suitable parts of the curriculum, as appropriate for the age of pupils, material on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries;
- ensure that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils;
- use opportunities such as general or local elections to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values and provide pupils with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view;
- use teaching resources from a wide variety of sources to help pupils understand a range of faiths, and cultures.
A copy of our RSE policy is available to parents / carers on request.