Personal, Social and Health Education Champion
Miss Thomas is our subject champion for PSHE here at Lane End, and is part of the Sports, Arts and Culture Curriculum Team. She has a clear vision for this area of the curriculum in our primary school and wants to make learning in PSHE feel real and relatable to real life situations for our children.
She has thought carefully about the design of the Lane End PSHE curriculum and has built learning themes and topics that are to be taught in each year group that covers all aspects of this areas and meets the needs of our learners. Miss Thomas wants children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
Our children will learn a breadth of knowledge surrounding their and others personal, social, health and emotional needs. They will develop skills to help them thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job. She believes that PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
Miss Thomas wants teachers to provide hands on, real-life lessons where they can apply the skills they have learnt to real-life situations, from staying safe online to understanding the importance of healthy lifestyles and succeeding in the workplace.
Below is the broad overview of our Lane End PSHE curriculum. Miss Thomas has included a short summary of what the curriculum content each topic or theme covers, and then has highlighted the key objectives the children will work towards in each year group. These key objectives develop the children's knowledge, skills, understanding, and build and progress each year.
There are also some links to useful websites for both children and parents.
What is PSHE?
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
PSHE Curriculum at Lane End
At Lane End Primary School we recognise the importance of children’s personal, social and health development. Our school aims are for all our children to ‘Learn’, ‘Believe’, ‘Aspire’ and ‘Achieve’ and achieve their full potential. School has a significant role to play working alongside parents and the community, in enhancing children’s quality of life and personal growth.
We help each child develop self-esteem and self-awareness, a sense of increasing responsibility, the ability to make informed choices and a framework for a healthy and safe lifestyle. The children have an awareness of the needs of others, of individual differences and a positive attitude towards equal opportunities and life in a multicultural society.
Staff act as role models for pupils and PSHE permeates the ethos of the school. Opportunities are provided for children to assess evidence, make decisions, negotiate, listen, make and deal with relationships and solve problems. Whilst there is a place for direct teaching, the use of audio-visual aids, visits and contributions from visitors, much of the teaching in PSHCE is based on the active involvement of pupils. Teaching methods particularly suited to this kind of approach include games, simulations, circle time, case studies, drama and role plays, problem solving exercises, questionnaires, surveys, open ended questions and sentences, plus group work of various kinds.
At Lane End we follow a scheme of work called ‘You, Me and PSHE’. This scheme strengthens our work in PSHCE and provides a clear and progressive curriculum across Key Stage 1 and 2.
There are seven key strands which are built upon throughout school.
*Relationship and Sex education
*Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
*Keeping safe and managing risk
*Mental health and emotional wellbeing
*Physical health and wellbeing
*Identity, society and equality
*Careers, economic wellbeing and financial capability
More information on the Government and Department for Education guidance on what schools need to teach in Relationship and Sex Education from September 2020 can be found in the documents below.
Updates in PSHE
sex education forum (includes a book list for parents)- http://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/
Brook- advices on sex education https://www.brook.org.uk/our-work/category/education
PSHE & citizenship for children to visit
Top marks- good activities https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=35