PHSE

“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. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.”

-PSHE Association, 2016

West End PSHE Road Map
PSHE Policy 2021-2022
Health and Relationships Policy 2021-2022

At West End Primary School we have tailored the PSHE Associations’ ‘Programme of Study’ to suit our pupils, school and community; giving careful consideration to our school ethos and aims and our pupils’ needs.

We follow the three core themes:

• Health and Wellbeing

• Relationships

• Living in the Wider World.

Each year group covers content related to each theme every year, ensuring that a spiral programme is in place: one that revisits themes, gradually extending thinking, expanding knowledge and developing skills

Where possible we make cross-curricula links between PSHE and other subjects; this is particularly true and relevant in English, Religious Education, Physical Education, History and Geography, with other content also linking to Maths, Science and Computing.

PSHE learning comes in many different forms: through whole-class teaching, group activities, individual tasks, assemblies, outside speakers, cross-curricula lessons and discrete lessons.

During PSHE sessions children are encouraged to both ask and answer questions, to deepen their knowledge and understanding. A great deal of time is spent considering scenarios and possible responses to them

RSE (Relationships and sex education)

From September 2020 it has been statutory for all schools to teach relationships (and sex) education/RSE and Health Education/ HE. Children, throughout the school, will learn about healthy friendships and relationships, keeping themselves safe from abuse, different family structures, physical and mental well- being, gender stereotypes and basic first aid. To teach these areas well and ensure that all content is age appropriate the curriculum has been carefully planned and sequenced using resources from, NSPCC (PANTs), the PSHE association. Sex education is still advisory at primary school although many aspects are delivered through the science curriculum (ie) naming body parts accurately, changes during puberty; these elements are statutory.