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Mary Exton Primary School

PSHE

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Intent:

We provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. Pupils take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum.  They learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.  They learn to respect diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships as they grow.

Our PSHE will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

 

Implementation:

Reception to Year 6 weekly 1 hour PSHE lessons. Plus additional lessons if needed.

Assemblies and specialist days/ weeks.

Pastoral interventions: 

Bright Stars - Small group pastoral intervention to develop self-confidence, high levels of self-esteem and growth mindset.  It is a game-based, fun intervention to help children be proud of who they are and what they achieve.  This intervention is offered to children within KS1.

Stepping Stones - Small group pastoral intervention to develop self-confidence, high levels of self-esteem and growth mindset.  It is a fun intervention to help children be proud of who they are and what they achieve.  They are helped to recognize what they find difficult and teaches strategies for overcoming problems.  This intervention is offered to children within KS2. 

Theraplay - This is a specialist intervention designed to develop increased trust and positive relationships with others.  This intervention is offered to children across the whole school age range.

Social stories - This is a support tool used for children who experience social communication issues often associated with speech and language difficulties and autism.  This intervention is offered to children across the whole school age range.

Circle of friends - This is a specialist intervention for children struggling with severe friendship issues.  It is an conducted over an intensive time frame and helps to nurture positive friendships with the help of children from their own cohort.  This intervention is offered to children from Year 2 upwards.

Impact:

All pupils are provided with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

 

Our curriculum:

Our PSHE curriculum is based on Jigsaw's scheme of work and is separated into:

 

Autumn 1:

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work

Spring 1:

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations and resilience building

Spring 2:

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices (on and off line)

Summer 1:

Relationships

Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills

Summer 2:

Changing Me

Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at and managing change

Enrichment:

Weekly Zones of Regulation assemblies and follow up activities.

Friday Celebration assembly and Gold Book awards.

Nominated School Council. 

Whole school involvement in national weeks such as 'Parliament week' and 'Children's mental health week'

NSPCC 'Speak out, Stay safe' programme.

Mental Health prioritised through Wellbeing Walks and Active action break trail

'No Outsiders' weekly assemblies.