PSHE Curriculum Intent
Our curriculum for PSHE works to meet the needs of our pupils within the diverse society they live in. The curriculum is vital in allowing children to develop mentally, socially and emotionally. An integral part of the curriculum is supporting the development of self-esteem and confidence of the pupils, supporting the self-efficacy of individuals. The curriculum offers the opportunity for children to become prepared for the wider world including gaining an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, money and how to take care of the environment. Our new bespoke curriculum aims to enable children to be independent, curious and confident individuals.
We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of Primary education and our Catholic values, therefore PSHE is taught explicitly in KS1 and KS2 across the year within weekly lessons, and part of the wider curriculum in EYFS. Circle time is used to discuss arising issues within the wider world, important news events and real-life concepts allowing children to debate, question and discuss.
Our PSHE curriculum is based on guidance from the PSHE Association, new statutory guidelines and our school’s context. It encourages pupils to become confident individuals who can make informed decisions about their health, environmental and social issues. The three core strands cover Health & Well Being, Relationships and Knowledge & Understanding of the World. Within each strand, children are taught about culture and diversity, character and resilience and citizenship. Our PSHE ‘ promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs’ in accordance with the Department of Education.