Allfarthing Primary School delivers PSHE holistically through all aspects of school life. It is explored through planned sequences of lessons including The PATHS Programme for Schools, activities such as circle time, explicit teaching of behaviour for learning, assemblies and opportunities to participate in activities within the school and wider community.
As well as covering the key skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the programme of study, each year group will adapt their lessons to address the specific needs of their class, as and when they arise, with a focus on developing focus areas of emotional literacy based on an annual survey.
AIMS OF PSHE EDUCATION AT ALLFARTHING:
The school’s programme of study for PSHE links to Allfarthing’s core values, UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School values, The PATHS Programme for Schools, the Healthy London Schools programme and the PSHE Association’s core themes of Health and Wellbeing, Living in the Wider World and Relationships.
The PSHE programme of study ensures that all pupils:
Allfarthing’s core values
Build and develop the key qualities and behaviours of:
to enable them to become effective learners and to prepare them for adult life.
Learn to make the most of their abilities by raising self-esteem and developing awareness of the five key dimensions of emotional literacy;
Health and Wellbeing
Develop a healthy lifestyle, maintaining physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
Learn to keep safe and manage risks to physical and emotional health and well-being and how to respond in an emergency (linked to the Heartstart programme)
Learn strategies to help them to manage change such as puberty, transition and loss
Know how to make informed choices about health and well-being including recognising different influences on their behaviour and sources of help.
Develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts, recognising risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
Learn to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
Know how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
Respect equality and diversity in relationships.
Living in the Wider World
Develop respect for self and others and understand the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
Gain an understanding of the UNCRC and their rights, rights respecting actions and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
Value different groups and communities, respecting equality and what it means to be a productive member of a diverse community
Understand the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
Know how money plays an important part in people’s lives , where it comes from and the importance of managing it effectively
Have a basic understanding of enterprise.
Sex and Relationships
Sex and Relationships Education is taught within our PSHE curriculum with links to the science curriculum. The objective of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. This will help them to develop respect for themselves and others as they progress through their education. As part of Sex and Relationships Education, pupils will be taught about the importance of strong and mutually supportive relationships. The school has adopted the well-respected Christopher Winter Project (CWP) schemes of work, lesson plans and resources to support the delivery of Sex and Relationships Education. We regularly work with experts from CWP to develop and improve learning across key stages 1 and 2. All lessons and materials are appropriate to the age group for which they have been planned.