Why PSHE is particularly relevant now?
PSHE is essential to support the health and well-being of our pupils in the pandemic era we find ourselves in. Our pupils have faced unprecedented levels of uncertainty and many changes to their lives. PSHE provides important structures to discuss issues and support their ongoing resilience and development in line with our school values.
What PSHE gives our pupils
From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to believe in themselves, manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. It helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. Knowing they can succeed in the best way that suits them – not everyone else!
Pupils will have developed the the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life now and in the future.
From September 2020 PSHE, including statutory relationships and health education, will be a statutory subject in schools.
The areas covered over the year, and across all year groups, include:
1.Health and wellbeing
- Physical health and mental wellbeing
- Growing and changing
- Keeping safe
2. Living in the wider world
- Belonging to a community
- Media literacy and digital resilience
- Money and work
- Families and friendships
- Safe relationships
- Respecting ourselves and others
The documents below explain our teaching approach further. There was a consultation period until Friday 10th July. There were no queries following this and the Governing Board have now adopted these policies.