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Wellbeing

Children are taught Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEe), once a week. In Key Stage 1, this is a thirty minute lesson building up to a one hour lesson in Year 6. Our four values – Knowledge, Safety, Health and Equality – underpin our experiences through PSHEe lessons, as well as the wider curriculum, so that the four values are part of the vocabulary that are used throughout the school. All pupils, staff and visitors to the school are expected to know the four values and adhere to them.

We believe that PSHE is an integral part of our curriculum offer to pupils. PSHEe is delivered to pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, prepared for life and work, to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities. We have designed our curriculum to have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly our most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

 

Our PSHEe curriculum is structured from Years 1 to 6. In each year group, pupils learn about new concepts which are organised into three key strands. These are; ‘Health and Well-being’‘Relationships’ and ‘Living in the Wider World’ (this explores economic well-being and aspirations for careers). The PSHEe curriculum is systematic so that pupils acquire knowledge through a well-planned, sequenced order. They make this progression by building on knowledge and understanding taught in previous year groups and the PSHEe Knowledge Progression document illustrates the knowledge that will be learned in each year group. For example, in Year 1, through the ‘Health and Well-being’ strand, pupils are taught ‘the importance of and how to maintain personal hygiene’. In Year 5, this concept is built on further as pupils learn ‘that bacteria and viruses can affect health and that following simple routines can reduce their spread’ all the way through to Year 6 where pupils learn ‘how their body will, and emotions may, change as they approach and move through puberty’.