While schools are not required to teach Personal Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), the subject makes a crucial contribution to schools' duties.
The Education Act 2002 requires all schools to teach a curriculum that is "broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of children". Schools must "promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children at the school and of society, and prepare children at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life" while having a duty to keep children safe.
PSHE education is an important aspect of the education that our children receive and our curriculum design has been influenced by the needs and views of the young people at Alderman’s Green Community Primary School. We believe that PSHE education gives our children the knowledge, skills, and attributes that they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. It also equips our children with the skills that they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. When taught well, PSHE education helps children to achieve their academic potential, leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life and able to make appropriate and informed decisions as adults.
“Children agree that PSHE education is a vital part of their preparation for life, with 92% of those who have been taught the subject believing all young people should receive high-quality PSHE lessons” PSHE Association, 2020.
We believe that children who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. PSHE education also helps children to develop skills and aptitudes - like teamwork, communication, and resilience - that are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world, and are increasingly valued by employers.
Our PSHE Education curriculum and policies have recently been reviewed to ensure that they meet the Department for Education requirements of compulsory relationships education from September 2020. As part of this review, parents, children, members of staff and governors will be consulted with to gain their views and opinions. Resources and materials from the PSHE Association and CWP Resources will be used to support and enhance or teaching and learning of PSHE.
Our PSHE Policy, Relationships and Sex Education Policy and Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Policy can be found here - PSHE Policy
Our PSHE curriculum overview and Medium Term Plans are as follows:
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