Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education
At Elworth CE Primary School, Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve and is endorsed in our school vision statement ‘Love God, Love Learning, Love one another’ (Matt 20: 20-24).
We aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for the opportunities and experiences of life and work in modern Britain.
We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop:
- their own values and beliefs
- spiritual awareness
- high standards of personal behaviour
- a positive, caring attitude towards other people
- an understanding of their social and cultural traditions
- and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of the culture
PSHE is a non-statutory subject. However there are aspects of it we are required to teach.
- We must teach relationships education under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, in line with the terms set out in statutory guidance
- We must teach health education under the same statutory guidance.
At Elworth CE Primary School, our PSHE Programme of learning and wider curriculum will enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the Relationships, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Guidance 2019.
RSHE is integrated within the wider themes of the Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum and will be delivered through discrete lessons using myHappymind. This allows the natural linking of RSHE with other work on emotions and relationships that the children are undertaking, as well as with issues such as peer pressure, bullying and online safety.
Along with our broad and balanced curriculum there are links between PSHE and other subjects, for example, Computing (e-safety), Science (recycling) and PE (leading healthy active lives), Worship and Prayer Space.
As with all curricular areas we encourage children to take an active role in their learning during PSHE sessions and use a variety of approaches including whole class and small group discussions. We try to ensure an honest and balanced approach in the handling of controversial issues. Therefore, there is flexibility in the timetable that is accounted for as objectives for PSHE education may be met outside of the allocated timetable slot. This allows us to respond to local, national and global events in an age-appropriate manner.
At Elworth CE Primary School we have a number of immersion days and weeks throughout the school year supporting our PSHE curriculum. These include but are not limited to, Mental Health Week, Anti-bullying week, International Women’s Day, Fairtrade week and World Faith Days.