PSHE Curriculum Leader - Mrs A Davies
Our PSHE curriculum has been re-structured during Autumn and Spring term following current research, monitoring and evaluation. Therefore, the units of work in the grid below, have been introduced part-way through the academic year (2019-20) in preparation for the statutory changes to Relationships education, which will be in place from September 2020.
The main intention of our PSHE curriculum to ensure our children are able to enjoy learning, whilst accessing a rich curriculum following the ‘Worsley Mesnes Way’, demonstrating our school values of: respect, excellence, friendship, courage, inspiration, determination and equality. We concentrate our curriculum around the themes ‘Health and Well-being’, ‘The Wider World’ and ‘Relationships’ so that our pupils can learn about themselves as they grow, develop an understanding of how to keep happy, safe and healthy as well as becoming positive members of a democratic society. In addition, we want them to explore key issues at a local, national and international scale, showing respect and empathy for the impact they have on people’s lives including their mental and physical heath. It is important for us to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and teach our pupils how to make informed choices about personal and social issues. We have a strong ethos and see it as our duty to expose the children to as many experiential and real-life opportunities as possible to show them how their learning at school can have a positive impact on their lives in the future.
Early Years - The prime area of Personal, Social and Emotional development forms the fundamental basis of the EYFS education and underpins everything. The main themes are: making relationships, managing feelings and behaviour, self-confidence and awareness; these are taught through a range of approaches for example, direct teaching using songs, poems, rhymes, social stories, in addition to flexible continual provision and constructive play activities. In Reception, although there is a larger focus on the specific areas, the prime area of PSE is still very prevalent with additional pastoral, nurture, small group and 1:1 support for those who are showing any developmental delays.
Assessment Teacher assessments (TA) are made from a variety of sources but we evidence most learning for PSHE in the class floor books and the whole school SMSC floor book. TA data is inputted into our school data tracking system bi-annually at February half term and at the end of the academic year in July.
The intended impact is for the majority of children in each year group to be working at or above the expected standards for their age. In addition to this, we want them to be able to show progression in their subject knowledge and be able to make positive contributions by discussing key issues, embedding key concepts into their long term memory. PSHE covers a whole range of subject areas and is weaved across our curriculum; we want our children to be inspired by PSHE, understanding where their learning can take them into the future!
From 2020, the following subjects will become compulsory in applicable schools in England.
- relationship education in primary schools
- relationship and sex education in secondary schools
- health education in state funded primary and secondary schools
These subjects will support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe. Equipping them for life as an adult in British society.