PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
PSHE is a key way that schools can ensure that pupils are receiving a wide and varied curriculum that is relevant to the lives they live today and prepares them for the future.
The National Curriculum states that all schools:
- must provide a curriculum that is broadly based and balanced and which meets the needs of all pupils
- promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and society, and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
- should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) drawing on good practice.
The school follows the ‘You, Me, PSHE’ scheme of work. It provides a clear and progressive PSHE curriculum which can be used as given.
PSHE is divided into 7 different strands:
- Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
- Drug, alcohol and tobacco education (DATE)
- Keeping safe and managing risk
- Mental health and emotional wellbeing
- Physical health and wellbeing
- Careers, financial capability & economic wellbeing
- Identity, society and equality
Within each strand, there are age appropriate topics for the different year groups. One topic per half term is taught to each year group (SRE is taught over a whole term in Y2, 4 and 6). Each topic consists of three lessons per half term and teachers are expected to teach a minimum of three lessons in each half term. Each PSHE lesson includes an overall learning intention and specific learning outcomes (based on knowledge and understanding, skills and the development of attitudes).
Pupil progress is assessed at the end of the unit of work, using the pupil self assessment sheets which have been developed to match each topic. These are based on a simple draw or write method and aim to assess the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the topic.
Please click the document below to view our ‘You, Me, PSHE’ Scheme of Work Curriculum Overview and Year Group Overview
What is PSHE education?
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education and citizenship education are both planned parts of the school curriculum that will also be reflected through the whole school experience. They equip pupils with knowledge, understanding and skills and help them to explore and develop attitudes and values.
PSHE education supports the development of personal, social and life skills: the identification of and dealing with emotions and feelings, exploring health-related issues, understanding about oneself, relationships with others and one’s place in the world, learning about managing finances, the world of work and planning for the future. It supports pupils to lead healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives.
Citizenship education prepares pupils for the social and moral responsibilities of community involvement: the understanding of democracy and justice, rights and responsibilities and exploring identities and diversity. It helps them develop political literacy and to become informed, critical, active citizens who have the skills, confidence and conviction to advocate, take action and try to make a difference in their local, national and global communities.
Message from our PSHE Leader:
As a member of our school community, you will know how much we rely on you for your regular contributions to our cake sales. Funds are shared equally between a class’ chosen charity, resources for your child’s classroom as well as contributing to the variety of educational visits your child enjoys each and every term.
Here at St Mary’s we recognise that a child’s health and wellbeing is the result of a team effort between parents, teachers, and the community.
“A Healthy School is a school which actively seeks to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of the whole school community through all aspects of school life, so that pupils are enabled to maximise and enrich their aspirations, levels of attainment and personal development.”
Please help us to help children to make healthy choices, by ensuring that we have a selection of healthy treats on offer at your child’s class bake sale. Yummy cakes, cookies, fruit salads and breads with a healthy twist are most welcome!
Each class will be in charge of the bake sale for 4 weeks. Parents are very welcome to come and sign up to help run the bake sale, set up and tidy away. The success of a bake sale depends of course on you, our valuable parents, and your contributions. Each class will in turn get an opportunity to see who can raise the most funds. See your classteacher if you would like to help.
We appreciate your support in making St. Mary’s a healthy and successful school.
For further information please contact our Curriculum Leader Hollese Britton on 020 7359 1870 or email at email@example.com