P.S.H.E Education and R.S.H.E
Together, as one, we support each other to flourish and succeed
At South Crosland C.E. (A) Junior School, our intention is to provide a Curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be global citizens, both now and in their future roles within a global community. Personal, Social Health and Economics Education (P.S.H.E.) and Relationships, Sex and Health Education (R.H.S.E.) help our children to 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.
We are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. Teachers use a P.S.H.E. Education and R.S.H.E. programme that equips pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of P.S.H.E. Education and R.S.H.E. is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the National Curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
At South Crosland C.E. (A) Junior School, P.S.H.E. Education and R.S.H.E. plays a vital part of primary education and is taught in classes, weekly. This enables full coverage of P.S.H.E. Education and R.S.H.E. It is taught in short topic blocks and each year group covers topics within the three main strands of: living in the wider world; health and wellbeing and relationships and sex education. These are taught through age-appropriate objectives to allow clear progression through the Key Stage. The units of work are linked to our school core Christian values, British Values, rights and responsibilities and Growth Mindset so that children have depth and breadth within the curriculum. Links are also made to Collective Worship. Lessons involve class discussions and group activities; evidence of the work completed is gathered into a class journal or individual books so that the learning focus is on discussions and the children’s understanding of what is taught, not on the written aspects. As needed, support is provided to children when they find particular topics more challenging and each class has a worry box, in which children can share any concerns, whether they arise from the lesson or from something else. Worry boxes form part of Class Reflective Areas, which also help to make links with themes covered in Collective Worship. There are also occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach P.S.H.E. Education and R.S.H.E. as a result of an issue that has arisen in their own class. We recognise that P.S.H.E. Education and R.S.H.E. is integral to the development of children’s values, in order for them to become positive citizens in a forever changing community. P.S.H.E. Education and R.S.H.E. is an important part of Collective Worship times, where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.4
- Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school, attendance will be in line with national statistics and behaviour will be good
- Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty
- Children will become healthy and responsible members of society
- Pupil voice surveys are used to assess knowledge of how to stay safe in school and will demonstrate that children are emotionally confident.
- Levels of volunteering within school will be high with children wanting to take part as Play-Leaders, members of the School Sports Organising Crew, H.O.P.E. Fund, collections for local food banks etc.
- Children and staff value well-being, mental health and good citizenship
- School values and inclusion of safeguarding within the curriculum is vital to ensuring that children are safe so they can excel in all aspects of school life. Our curriculum provides them with a chance to reflect and learn about crucial elements of this.
Assessment and Reporting
Assessment in P.S.H.E. Education and R.S.H.E. both formative and summative is fluid and evolving. Formative assessment includes the use of: class discussions and debates; class journals; role play; questioning and knowledge mind maps. The way that summative assessment will be implemented is currently under consultation with the Local Authority and how we can adapt this to the needs of our school.