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PSHE

Intent

At St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society as well as the area they live in. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community

Implementation

At St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School, we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to use the Coram (SCARF) life education PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, Christian valves, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: i.e., drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

At St Andrews Church of England Primary School, we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught regularly.  This enables staff to ensure full coverage of PSHE and RSE is taught in their year group. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class.

Impact

At St Andrew’s Church of England Primary school, we believe that PSHE is integral to the development of the children’s Christian values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school life were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.