PSHE Curriculum Statement
At Indian Queens 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 is at the heart of our school ethos. 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 life and work in modern Britain.
PSHE Statement of Intent
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At Indian Queens Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
To build a PSHE curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community.
The curriculum will demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the Relations Education (RE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE) whereby schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.
A clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Indian Queens Primary School have an embedded Primary PSHE scheme of work called SCARF, which stands for, Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.
For each year group, six themed units provide a complete PSHE and wellbeing curriculum, including mental health and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with related assessment tools.
The six themes are:
· Me and my relationships
· Valuing difference
· Keeping myself safe
· Rights and Responsibilities
· Being my best
· Growing and changing
All learning activities used in ‘SCARF’ allow opportunities for discussion and debate. Open learning activities provide an opportunity for pupils to develop their skills, knowledge and attitude. Never underestimate the impact of children debating or discussing- even practising using language or talking about feelings can help them develop key skills for the future.
All subjects make a link to PSHE, BV, SMSC and the language is used consistently by all staff.
Displays across school
PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.
Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies always make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.
· Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
· Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
· Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
· Children will become healthy and responsible members of society
· Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.
At Indian Queens Primary School we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and as well as discrete focused lessons, it is also embedded throughout the curriculum. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
Sex and Relationships Education
The programme for Sex and Relationships Education forms an important element of the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education programme.
It is carefully integrated to form part of the work on Growing and Changing, and develops from an understanding of families, growth from baby to child to adult, and the different stages in a person’s life, to understanding the physical and emotional changes that take place during puberty. Most importantly, it focuses on the importance of trusting, caring relationships where respect and the rights of the individual form the basis of all healthy relationships.
We are fortunate to work closely with a qualified, practising nurse who contributes to the planning and delivery of the Sex and Relationships programme.
Parents/guardians are welcome to discuss this programme more fully and should contact the school for further information if required. Legally, parents/guardians are also permitted to withdraw their child(ren) from these lessons, though again we do urge parents to discuss this with the school prior to doing so.