Intent (Why we deliver PSHE the way we do?)
At Rednal Hill Juniors we follow the PSHE Education Programme of Study. There are three overlapping and linked ‘Core Themes’ (Health and wellbeing, Relationships, Living in the Wider World). The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:
- Accurate and relevant knowledge (PSHE Association)
- Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding (class journals)
- Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities (breadth of study)
- The skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives. (spiral curriculum)
Implementation (how we deliver it)
Our Programme of Study for PSHE education identifies the key concepts, skills and attributes that are developed through PSHE education. It helps our school to fulfil our statutory responsibility to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The PSHE Programme of Study meets the needs of today’s pupils and is regularly updated to meet their changing needs and .
The programme of study includes three core themes:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
Our programme of study is supplemented by the following:
- ‘No Outsiders’ lessons by Andrew Moffat
- RSE - Christopher Winters Project
Impact (How do the children benefit? How do we know?)
Children have access to current and up-to-date activities, mainly highlighted through the PSHE Association, PSHE training courses/primary curriculum group. Examples include a recent CSE lesson penned by Andrew Moffat and a Mental Health lesson by Anna Freud (National Centre for Children and Families).
Moreover, assemblies/workshops, which cover topics including ’online safety’, ‘wellbeing week’, ‘anti-bullying week’ and sexting (Year 5 and 6) give pupils current and up-to-date information about safeguarding issues which meet their needs at KS2 level.
Baseline assessments are carried out at the start and end of every unit and highlight good progress in the pupils’ understanding of current safeguarding.
Pupil questionnaires/pupil voice evidence a sound level of pupil understanding about topics covered in PSHE lessons.
Mrs. V. Rose
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