PSHE - Personal, Social & Health Education
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school’s overall provision, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It is, in effect, a “curriculum for life”.
From September 2020, the Department for Education has made Relationships Education and Health Education compulsory in all Primary Schools. As an Early Adopter School, we have been teaching the new statutory objectives in a thorough planned and progressive, spiral PSHE programme, since September 2019. Our plans reflect the needs shared by all young people and the specific needs of the pupils at Longroyde Primary. We have, as a staff, developed a curriculum where content is age and developmentally appropriate.
Relationships Education puts in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online, and comprises content on:
• families and people who care for me
• caring friendships
• respectful relationships
• online relationships
• being safe
Health Education aims to give children information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, and to seek support if and when issues arise. It comprises content on:
• mental wellbeing
• internet safety and harms
• physical health and fitness
• healthy eating
• facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco
• health and prevention
• basic first aid
• changing adolescent body
As this is a minimum requirement, we will also be teaching content on economic wellbeing, and address any local or cohort issues as and when they arise.