Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a subject taught in our school through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Although PSHE remains a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum states that; ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) drawing on good practice’ (DfE Guidance for PSHE education, SEP 2013).
At our school our aim is to enable every child to make a positive contribution to the world both now and in the future. PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) together with SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social education) and British Values, ensures pupils’ current learning helps prepare them for their life ahead. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning and raise aspirations. PSHE is taking place all the time in our school. It is reflected in the aims of the school and in our school environment. However, time is also given for PSHE to be taught as a discrete subject in every year group. We use the Leeds Scheme of Work for PSHE ‘You, Me and PSHE’ as a basis for our teaching.
PSHE Celebration Day
On Friday 17th March a Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) celebration morning was held, where parents were given the opportunity to see all of the fantastic work the children do within this area of learning.
PSHE lessons were held in every classroom and parents were invited to actively join in. This was followed by a 'marketplace' where the PSHE curriculum, examples of children's work, policies and lesson plans were available to view.
The morning was finished with a workshop run by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Team took place to explain the importance of teaching Relationship and Sex Education and what is included in our curriculum.
It was a fantastic morning which was enjoyed by both pupils and parents!