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Titchfield Primary School

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PSHE & RSE

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education

 

At Titchfield Primary School, we believe that children should be taught the characteristics of good personal health, mental wellbeing, social skills and economic awareness. Physical health and mental health are interlinked and it is important that pupils understand that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing, and vice versa.

 

We believe that PSHE education is important because we want to support children to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted people and to be in a position to make a positive contribution to society. We believe it is important to help them to develop a sense of pride in their local environment and community, inspiring them to take action to live more sustainably. Education about money is also important as a life skill; for example how an individual uses money can have a significant impact on their quality of life and responsible behaviours and attitudes will be promoted to children.

 

‘PSHE education helps children and young people 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 pupils 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.’ PSHE Association

 

We believe that active engagement in learning, rather than passively receiving information, is most effective in teaching PSHE Education. Pupils need opportunities to consider and clarify their values and beliefs and to rehearse and develop enquiry and interpersonal skills. Pupils also need a comprehensive, balanced and relevant body of factual information to inform their present and future choices.

Learning and Teaching

 

Teaching and learning in PSHE can happen in many different forms. The variety of lessons and learning experiences is encouraged to fully embed the key concepts which are taught to the children. Page 5 of 5 These include circle time, discussions, debates, drama, music, art and written work. The ten principles of effective PSHE education from the PSHE association are followed which are:

 

1. Start where children and young people are: find out what they already know, understand, are able to do and are able to say. For maximum impact involve them in the planning of your PSHE education programme.

 

2. Plan a ‘spiral programme’ which introduces new and more challenging learning, while building on what has gone before, which reflects and meets the personal developmental needs of the children and young people.

 

3. Take a positive approach which does not attempt to induce shock or guilt but focuses on what children and young people can do to keep themselves and others healthy and safe and to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

 

4. Offer a wide variety of teaching and learning styles within PSHE education, with an emphasis on interactive learning and the teacher as facilitator.

 

5. Provide information which is realistic and relevant and which reinforces positive social norms.

 

6. Encourage young people to reflect on their learning and the progress they have made, and to transfer what they have learned to say and to do from one school subject to another, and from school to their lives in the wider community.

 

7. Recognise that the PSHE education programme is just one part of what a school can do to help a child to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding they need to fulfil their potential. Link the PSHE education programme to other whole school approaches, to pastoral support, and provide a setting where the responsible choice becomes the easy choice. Encourage staff, families and the wider community to get involved.

 

8. Embed PSHE education within other efforts to ensure children and young people have positive relationships with adults, feel valued and where those who are most vulnerable are identified and supported.

 

9. Provide opportunities for children and young people to make real decisions about their lives, to take part in activities which simulate adult choices and where they can demonstrate their ability to take responsibility for their decisions.

 

10. Provide a safe and supportive learning environment where children and young people can develop the confidence to ask questions, challenge the information they are offered, draw on their own experience, express their views and opinions and put what they have learned into practice in their own lives.

Relationship & Sex Education

 

At Titchfield Primary School, we believe children should be taught the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other peers and adults. We believe Relationship Education is important for pupils at our school because we want them to develop their individuality and sense of self- worth, by empowering them to understand and build positive and healthy relationships with their family, peers and other adults enabling them to develop and recognise healthy relationships as future adults.

 

Our children will be shown the importance of mutual respect and trust whilst being encouraged to understand how people can have different types of relationships regardless of their faith, ethnicity or gender. They will be equipped to make safe, informed choices (in both the real and virtual world) whilst developing empathy, tolerance and acceptance of others.

We believe that active engagement in learning, rather than passively receiving information, is most effective in teaching Relationship Education. Pupils need opportunities to consider and clarify their values and beliefs and to rehearse and develop enquiry and interpersonal skills. Pupils also need a comprehensive, balanced and relevant body of factual information to inform their present and future choices.

 

We also use the Christopher Winter project to compliment and enhance our curriculum. More detail and a curriculum overview can be found in our Sex Education policy. The lessons where children are taught about relationships are:

 

Year R – Lesson 3 – Families

Year 1 – Lesson 3 – Families and Care

Year 3 – Lesson 2 – Personal Space. Lesson 3 – Family differences.

Year 6 – Lesson 2 – Understanding relationships.

For more information on our RSE Policy and survey please follow the link below. 

Policies

We have a policy for both PSHE education and RSE.  Please visit out policy page to find them:

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