Our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and Relationships Intent
PSHE, or personal, social, health and education, is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge
and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential. In our programmes we actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. Our PSHE lessons enable our pupils to understand the British democratic process and
how to effect peaceful changes in society.
All our year groups have timetabled PSHE time but we encourage a cross-curricular approach to the development of PSHE skills and understanding. Pupils learn about similarities and differences between people and cultures. They participate in a variety of cultural events such as Diwali, Hanukkah, Shrove Tuesday and Shavuot. Relationships education is a crucial part of our PSHE lessons and allows children to learn to understand their own relationships and the relationships that other people choose. They learn what makes safe and happy relationships and how to manage risks and dangers.
Knowledge and Skills Progression Map for PSHE and Relationships
'Sticky Knowledge' and Skills Expectations for PSHE and Relationships