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_________________________________ PSHE


PSHE, which is delivered throughout all our curriculum , supports children to be healthy, active and lead fulfilling lives. Children learn to respond positively to challenges, solve problems, handle risks and develop self-confidence. It lays the foundations for long-term well-being and contributes to children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC).
Pupils develop an awareness of what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviours towards their peers within social situations and how to manage their relationships they form with others; they learn about their place in society and their responsibilities both as individuals and as members of their communities.
Pupils also learn about their changing bodies, caring for and looking after their bodies; and as they become more confident children and develop a growing self-awareness, they learn to make informed decisions that will enable them to lead happy and healthy lives and they use their pupil voice to influence decisions – thus experiencing aspects of British values.
We also strive to prepare our pupils for the next stage in life, whether that be the next part of their education or ultimately the work place. This is why our work-related learning curriculum spread from Reception to Year 11, creating opportunities for our pupils to learn about finance as well as careers.
Children have numerous opportunities within our curricular framework to develop vital skills through everyday experiences which may be planned through specific lessons to ensure breadth and depth of learning at an appropriate level but also often arise incidentally.
Enrichment activities include educational visits, outdoor learning experiences as well as structured and unstructured playtimes which provide opportunities for movement breaks, peer interaction, social relationship development, and physical fitness. Access to a range of cultures, faiths and traditions are also provided to all pupils through religious festivals and celebrations.
Within our curricular Areas of of Development, our pupils learn:
Personal Development
  • How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • How to manage own and others’ emotions and behaviours
  • 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 for help
  • How to respect equality and diversity in relationships
Social Development
  • How to interact with staff and peers
  • How to communicate information appropriately
  • How to communicate preferences and make choices
  • How to practise appropriate behaviour in different situations
  • How to identify difficulties and ask for help
  • How to respect and protect the environment
  • Where money comes from, how to keep it safe and how to manage it effectively
  • How money plays an important part in people’s lives
  • How to behave and act responsibly and respectfully in different environments
  • What are the rights and responsibilities as members of families, communities and ultimately as citizens
  • How to respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community
Health Development
  • How to follow routines including classroom routines and personal care routines
  • What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  • How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and well-being
  • How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and well-being
  • How to keep physically and emotionally safe
  • How to manage change, such as puberty, transition and loss
  • How to make informed choices about health and well-being and to recognise sources of help with this
  • How to respond in an emergency


PSHE Education Policy, including Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education – March 2021