PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHE education helps pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain. PSHE also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential. 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
At Whittingham Primary Academy we deliver the PSHE curriculum by our committed teachers who as good role models have high expectations of the Whittingham Primary Academy pupils. All staff should actively promote, the Whittingham Way so that children understand our ethos and this plays a part in enabling our pupils to understand the complex nature of PSHE. The delivered curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils and is tailored to meet specific needs. We use the PSHE association curriculum to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
The curriculum is split into three core themes of: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The children will meet these themes throughout the course of the year and the themes are built upon as the children move through school. At Whittingham Primary Academy we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught at least weekly; although there will also be opportunity to make cross curricular links and these opportunities should not be missed. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of the PSHE scheme of work. There are always occasions where staff may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in their own class.
PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.
Click here to access the PHSE Curriculum Map.