PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH & ECONOMIC EDUCATION
"Aspire not to have more but to be more" – Oscar Romero
At Prince Albert School we believe that PSHE plays a fundamental part in supporting pupils progress towards being confident and happy citizens. When delivered well, PSHE has proven impact on life chances and academic success. Our intention is that children leave Prince Albert, with the knowledge, understanding and emotional intelligence that will allow them to flourish and play a positive and active role in our diverse society. It is our belief that excellence in PSHE will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond.
IMPLEMENTATION Long Term Overview
Our PSHE curriculum has been developed around the PSHE association framework which has three core themes: relationships; health and well-being; and living in the wider world.
Using this framework, we have developed a clear, comprehensive and personalised scheme of work based on the national curriculum, contextual information and including all of the statutory content for Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE).
We have planned, developed and written this curriculum to ensure that the units of work carefully build on previously taught knowledge and skills, enabling pupils to ‘know more and remember more’. We have planned our curriculum content to ensure it represents and promotes diversity and inclusion through the literature, resources and subject content taught. Writing our own curriculum has enabled us to address contextual safeguarding issues and embed school values.
The PSHE curriculum is enhanced by daily collective worship which is based around the school values. We also have planned safeguarding assemblies which support pupils in the retrieval of key PSHE themes such as trusted adults and healthy relationships.
Visits and visitors complement our PSHE curriculum and give pupils access to outside experience and expertise. Other school responsibilities and activities, such as school council, prefects and head pupils, support the development of pupils’ personal skills. Pupils also have an opportunity to participate in the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) and junior PCSO training.
PSHE infiltrates the whole curriculum allowing pupils to make important links in their learning such as links with stereotypes in history, learning about Fairtrade in geography and healthy eating in design and technology.
In KS1 and KS2 PSHE is taught weekly and, where appropriate, evidence is recorded in PSHE books.
Within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Personal, Social and Emotional development (PSED) lays the foundation for the EYFS curriculum. Pupils learn through the prime areas of self-regulation, managing self and building relationships. These skills are taught through a combination of focus teaching and opportunities to learn through play.
We believe that the success of the PSHE curriculum will be demonstrated in the pupils themselves. Pupils will be able to not only articulate their learning in PSHE but demonstrate the qualities we are promoting through their day-to-day interactions and development of their individual characters.
Our pupils will approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life. They will understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and accepting towards those. They will have a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere. They will have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe, healthy and develop good relationships. Our learning behaviours toolkit helps us to measure the impact that the PSHE curriculum has on pupils’ attitudes to learning and their mental wellbeing.