PSHE

Intent

PSHE is taught every week to meet the statutory expectations. 

Our PSHE curriculum supports the principles of safeguarding and links closely to the school’s Safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policies. The PSHE curriculum plays an important role in implementing the 9 protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010. 

Teaching and learning in the classroom show progression across all Key Stages within the PSHE core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Each phase builds on the vocabulary, knowledge and skills taught in the previous to allow children to acquire further knowledge, know more and remember more. 

Our curriculum is supported and enhanced by external workshops from TFL, the Community Police, Anti Gang Workshops, NSPCC workshops, our School counsellor delivering Mindfulness training for pupils and staff, Citizenship sessions for Y5 pupils (Junior Citizens workshop by Tate& Lyle) support from our school nurse, among many other external partners.

Our Staff have been trained to deliver P4C sessions so that they are able to deliver meaningful discussion lead lessons. Through CPD we will have confident teachers who are able to deliver well-planned lessons. 

Our Learning Journeys helps to ensure there are consistent teaching and learning sequences across the school.

Implementation

– PSHE will be taught on a weekly basis to meet the statutory expectations 

– Our PSHE curriculum supports many of the principles of safeguarding and links closely to schools Safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policies. We are all aware of the important role the PSHE curriculum has in supporting school to implement the 9 protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010 

– Teaching and learning in the classroom shows progression across all Key Stages within the PSHE core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Each phase builds on the vocabulary, knowledge and skills taught in the previous to allow children to acquire further knowledge, know more and remember more. 

-Our curriculum is supported and enhanced by external workshops from TFL, Community police, Anti Gang Workshops, NSPCC workshops, School counsellor delivering Mindfulness training for pupils and staff, Citizenship sessions for Y5 pupils (teaching about Danger stranger) support from our school nurse, among many other external partners.

-Staff will receive P4C training so that they are able to deliver meaningful discussion lead lessons. Through CPD we will have confident teachers who are able to deliver well planned lessons. 

– Our learning journeys help ensure there is consistent teaching and learning sequences across the school.

Impact

All children understand the importance of PSHE, RE, SMSC, MAGIC Habits and British Values and the effects it can have on life in and out of school. This is evident through termly pupil voice and Holistic Learning and monitoring by the PSHE lead. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, building their self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our PSHE Curriculum continues to tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of all and our most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. 

By the time our pupils leave Keir Hardie, PSHE enables them to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It helps them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as how to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Our curriculum allows pupils to learn about their rights, responsibilities and an appreciation of what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.