Why teach PSHE?
PSHE is used to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to prepare children for their future lives in the wider world. It is key to enhancing children's growth mindset, developing and raising self esteem, building resilience and a sense of place in the world which will allow them to grow into individuals who can be the best they can be.
How do we teach PSHE?
PSHE is taught through SCARF, a full and comprehensive PSHE scheme. It is divided into 6 half termly themes which are taught throughout the school. Each unit builds on children previous experiences, the skills they developed and the knowledge they gained.
What difference does learning about PSHE make?
- understand their own identity and their place in the world
- be able to express their feelings and emotions and understand those of others
- be equipped with strategies to cope with conflict and difficult life situations
- value similarities differences and understand who and what is special to them
- understand fairness and know ways to cope with unfairness
- know how to keep themselves safe including keeping physically and mentally healthy, recognise inappropriate behaviour, know key risks and things that can harm them such as smoking and alcohol and know how medicines are to be used safely
- Understand what rights and responsibilities we have as humans and how these are put into practice in school and the wider world
- understand basic economic principles such as earning, budgeting and saving money
- want to strive to be the best version of them self
- understand how we change and grow and how this affects us physically, mentally and within our relationships with others.
PSHE every day
PSHE is more than just a lesson to be taught. It runs through the veins of everything we do as a school family. Our school ethos is fostered around our 3 main rules:
- Be safe;
- Be ready;
- Be respectful.
Through regular discussion with our classes, our expectation is that all children follow these rules to the best of their abilities. We regularly praise children who follow the rules and use them as an example to follow.
We have Above and Beyond Boards within each classroom to celebrate children's successes. We also have Recognition Boards to promote behaviours for learning and we celebrate all these achievements with a song at the end of the day!
We are also a school who uses a TIS (Trauma Informed Schools) approach in order to provide children who have more challenging behaviours with support. Every child deserves to feel safe, loved, nurtured and secure.