Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. When taught well, PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential (PSHE Association, 2020 online). As well as this, it prepares them for life in modern Britain.
From September 2020, Relationships and Health Education has become statutory across all primary schools and this is taught in our school through a PSHE spiral curriculum. This will ensure that PSHE is embedded across the school and the children’s knowledge is built upon each year.
PSHE is studied in six half-term units. Each topic has links to areas of the new statutory requirements.
We believe by teaching children to study Relationships and Health Education through a PSHE curriculum we are supporting our children:
“To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful life and will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships.” (Department for Education 2019)
Topics are organised using a themed approach. The curriculum is enriched by having the opportunity in Year 4 to attend the ‘In It Together’ Conference with another school, attending safety workshops in Year 6 or having a chance at being an Anti-Bullying Champion.
The subject is taught in many ways including discussion, stories or relevant group activities ensuring all children can participate. To ensure a safe environment there will be ground rules in place.
PSHE also links to other areas of the curriculum including: P.E, Science, R.E and Computing.
The Subject Co-ordinator evaluates coverage and children’s progress by monitoring work that is evidenced in floor books as well as through discussions with children.
Subject Area Progression Map
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