Whitings Hill Primary School

PSHE

Personal, Social & Health Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) focuses on strengthening the knowledge, skills, and connections to keep children and young people healthy and safe and prepare them for life and work.’

INTENT

At Whitings Hill we will

  • Teach the skills, language and strategies to enable the children to live healthy, safe, fulfilling responsible and balanced lives.

  • Create opportunities to develop positive personal attributes such as resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem and empathy.

  • Create opportunities to teach accurate, balanced and relevant knowledge to enable them to appreciate what it means to be a positive, tolerant member of a diverse multicultural society.

  • Plan opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, our own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.

  • Teach accurate, balanced and relevant knowledge and create opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding.

  • Help and guide children into becoming responsible members of society

  • Develop a sense of belonging

  • Understand their role in the school community and wider society

  • Develop an understanding of individual choice and responsibilities in line within accepted social parameters

  • Acknowledge and respect others thoughts and opinions

  • Recognise the richness and diversity of the school community and wider society

IMPLEMENTATION

At Whitings Hill we believe that all members of our community should be able to express their views and opinions on PSHE in a friendly and supportive manner. PSHE is delivered through-out Key Stage 1 and 2 using the HEP (Health Education Partnership) Programme of Study:


Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

Topic areas:

Healthy lifestyles

Keeping safe

Growing and changing


Core Theme 2: Relationships

Topic areas:

Healthy Relationships

Feelings and emotions

Valuing difference


Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

Topic areas:

Rights and responsibilities

Taking care of the environment

Money matters

 

And through:

Timetabled lessons

Assemblies

House Teams and House Captain Selection

School councils

Prefects; Head Boy and Head Girl

Home Learning Projects

Class Agreements

Pupil Voice

Visits to care homes and Places of Worship

Secondary Transfer Work (Moving On)

IMPACT

  • All members of the school community feel valued and appreciated

  • Children are able to express their thoughts and ideas in an open and supported manner allowing for discussion and understanding of others opinions.

  • Children to have a ready willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere.

  • To have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships.

  • To have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a multicultural society.

  • To have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion for others.