Personal, Social, Health and Economic Well-being (PSHE)
PSHE in our school.
Various subjects utilise the objectives of the PSHE curriculum. Through Science, RSHE, RE, Computing and the fundamental British values these objectives can be taught cross-curricular and in designated PSHE sessions in all year groups.. We embed these values in everything we do and sometimes promoting these values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to the fundamental values of the PSHE curriculum – these actions could be from staff, parents or children. We encourage each member of our school to have a voice and ensure that it is listened to and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils.
Two-year plan for PSHE across the curriculum (formally from September 2021)
Our PSHE Curriculum
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school 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.
Most of PSHE education becomes statutory for all schools from September 2021 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017. This includes Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases.
The Department for Education published Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education in June 2019. This sets out what schools must cover from September 2021 (though not all they should cover as part of broader PSHE education).
A broader PSHE programme should also cover economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risk.
This Programme of Study sets out learning opportunities for EYFS up to Year Six, based on three core themes:
CORE THEME 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING
CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS
CORE THEME 3: LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD
During key stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.