Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)

PSHE at Carrington Junior School
 
Becoming independent, healthy and active in our communities and contributing to a diverse society.
 
Intent
 
PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. Pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
 
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!

Why PSHE matters:

  •          Health and wellbeing alongside Relationships education became compulsory as of September 2020, though an extension to the delivery of this was allowed by the Department for Education, due to Covid 19.  At CJS we were prepared and delivered from September 2020.
  •          PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
  •          Pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
  •          It helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
  •          From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
  •          Pupils agree that PSHE education is a vital part of their preparation for life, with 92% of those who have been taught the subject believing all young people should receive high-quality PSHE lessons.
  •          Quality teaching of PSHE enables cross-curricular links to be made with a range of other areas and should be embedded throughout school.
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. 
Statutory status
 
From September 2020 PSHE, including statutory relationships and health education, has been 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 (not statutory)
  • Belonging to a community
  • Media literacy and digital resilience
  • Money and work
3. Relationships
  • 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.