Personal, Social, Health Education
PSHE supports pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
Our school in partnership with parents, has a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world. This subject is concerned with the social, health and economic realities of children’s lives, experiences and attitudes. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and future careers. PSHE education helps all children to achieve their fullest potential. Pupils have the opportunity to talk about matters that are important to them during circle time. Wider issues are often explored during class and whole school assemblies. We have links with many professionals in our community who regularly share their expertise and pupils take part in a wide range of enrichment activities both in and out of school.
In summary, PCHE education provides opportunities to learn about:
- Relationships: including developing and maintaining positive relationships and dealing with negative relationships. This may include learning about bullying, consent, how to communicate effectively and inappropriate behaviour in relationships.
- Developing independence, resilience and responsibility: including preparing children and young people to face life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities.
- Health: including healthy lifestyles, healthy eating and exercise; mental and emotional health; drug, alcohol and tobacco education; emergency life-saving skills.
- Managing risk: including understanding personal safety and online safety; financial choices and risks; appreciating the value of taking risks in certain situations (e.g. entrepreneurial risks).
- Economic wellbeing: including the role of money, influences on our use of money, gambling, careers education
- Employability skills: including learning about enterprise, business and finance. Developing the skills and attributes to succeed at work, including communication skills and confidence.
At All Saints’ we use ‘Dimensions’ resources as a basis for the delivery of our curriculum. At times, classes are involved in specific projects that deal with aspects of the PSHE curriculum. This often involves working with other schools or agencies. Details of specific termly objectives are detailed in the class plans that can be found on each class page.
Our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) policy also gives and overview of how we teach this area of the curriculum. Pupils reflect upon their relationships and social skills at an age- appropriate level. Information about puberty is primarily taught in Y5 and Y6. Parents are notified by letter and are welcome to come and view the content of the taught materials, prior to its commencement, in order that (if need be) they may advise the school they wish to withdraw their child from any aspect of the lessons.
Reading & Phonics Scheme