Easingwold Primary School - PSHE (RSE) Curriculum Statement
‘Excellence for All’
Our School Vision
Outcomes for Pupils:
An unwavering ambition to ensure all children are equipped with the academic and social skills needed to be ready for the next stage in their education.
Fostering a thirst for the acquisition of knowledge and recognising that learning is a life-long skill.
Embracing a culture of self-awareness and respect to allow us to grow as citizens.
Teaching and Learning:
Empowered creative and inspirational staff who inspire children to achieve highly.
Enabling our children to widen their horizons and aspire to personal excellence through the development of a broad and exciting curriculum which places experiences as a high priority.
Permitting the taking of risks by means of exploring new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
Intent – What do we want to achieve?
At Easingwold Primary we want to help children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. We intend PSHE education at Easingwold to develop the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and that equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible, and balanced lives. We intend to encourage children to be enterprising and support them in making effective transitions, positive learning and carer choices and in achieving economic well-being.
At Easingwold Primary our PSHE education intends to give children opportunities to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
At Easingwold Primary our PSHE education intends to contribute to children’s personal development by helping them to build their confidence, resilience, and self-esteem and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. We aim to help children recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy, and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives. At Easingwold Primary we want to equip children with the knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe both on and offline and ensure safeguarding needs thread through our curriculum.
We intend to ensure all children understand the importance of equality and respect and the Protected Characteristics from the Equality Act 2010.
Implementation - How will we achieve this?
We will achieve this through a whole school approach, including implementation of the PSHE Curriculum; a taught sequence of lessons that are progressive and based on what our children in our school and town need, considering their age, stage, and maturity and their understanding, culture, and experience. It is also implemented through school policy such as our inclusion policy, our school ethos and values, pastoral support, assemblies that cover British Values, visits, and visitors and our Behaviour Policy. We have Well Being Week, Black History month, we focus on Five Ways to Well Being and each class has a Learning Pit and 'Blob Tree' where we focus on skills such as resilience and independence through other subjects. Each class also has a 'Worry Monster' where children can share any concerns privately and members of staff can support children accordingly. There is also the opportunity for children to email worries and concerns through our school web page.
The main aspects of our PSHE curriculum are taken from The PSHE Association, The Thematic Model planning. This covers three core themes from the programme of study over the year, ‘Relationships’, ‘Living in the Wider World’ and ‘Health and Well Being’. Each theme then has three topics which cover the PSHE learning intentions. The curriculum takes into account mixed year groups and our planning accommodates this. We consider what our children have told us in the ‘Growing up in North Yorkshire Survey’ and adapt our curriculum accordingly. We ensure our curriculum covers the statutory requirements of Relationship and Sex and Health Education.
In Key Stage One and Two PSHE is taught every week by the class teacher. Some Sex and Health Education is taught in Science and P.E. In Reception, Personal, Social and Emotional Development runs throughout the curriculum, during child-initiated learning where we provide purposeful provision and interaction based on the children’s knowledge and interest and we have planned adult led circle times where we explore the learning and development intentions in The Early Years framework, through stories. In Reception children have a daily feelings check in through the story of 'The Worry Monster' and daily a 'Fantastic Learner' session where we reflect on our child led learning time and the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning'.
In PSHE lessons we ensure that a safe teaching and learning environment is created and there is a school ethos which promotes positive relationships between peers and pupils and staff. In PSHE lessons we use active learning strategies which enable pupils to practise a range of skills within the safety of the classroom on scenarios that are realistic to them.
Impact – How do we know we have been successful?
PSHE/ RSE Long Term Plan