Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At Fir Bank Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education 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. 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.
The PSHE curriculum (schemes of learning) reflects the needs of our pupils and is tailored to meet specific needs. We expect teachers to use the PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
The curriculum is split into three core themes: Relationships, Living in the wider world, Health and Wellbeing.
Children use floor books to record their responses to and process in PSHE sessions. These books travel with the children as they move to their next class. This enables teachers to see their starting point and for children to reflect on previous learning.
At Fir Bank we believe that PSHE plays a vital role of primary education, in addition to teaching the PSHE schemes of work, there are always occasions where staff may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in their own class.
PSHE is an important part of school assemblies and collective worship were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
Children are able to review their successes in achieving the lesson objectives and are actively encouraged to identify their own areas of development.
As children progress throughout school, they develop a deep knowledge, understanding and appreciation their own health and wellbeing, developing positive relationships and are equipped to be successful in the world.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods;
Learning walks and professional dialogue with teachers.
- Accessing children’s understanding of vocabulary before and after the ‘knowledge and skills’ have been taught.
- Images and videos of the children’s practical learning (books/ class floor book/displays)
- Interviewing children about their learning (pupil voice).
- Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s books/ class floor book are scrutinised and there is an opportunity for dialogue between teachers and to discuss the learning and teaching in their class.