Aims of the Subject
PSHE is a planned programme of learning, designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. It gives children, in all key stages, the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, and make the most of their own abilities and those of others.
We, at Brize Norton Primary School, believe that the PSHE curriculum plays an important role in realising our mission to create an inclusive, safe, happy and thriving learning environment, in which everyone is valued, encouraged and supported to realise and exceed their potential. PHSE is taught mainly by topic but is continually taught on a day-to-day basis when issues arise. Each class has a weekly ‘circle time’. These sessions are planned using the SEAL framework (social and emotional aspects of learning). In addition, the school nursing team teaches appropriate Sex and Relationship Education to the children in Years 5 and 6. (Parents are informed of the contents of this and have the right to withdraw their children.)
What the children say
“Circle time’s fun: it gives us the chance to share loads of different ideas and helps us to support each other.”
“ It has helped me to develop my confidence “
"PSHE helps us to value ourselves -and others"
PSHE topic headings are the same for the whole school, though studied at different levels, so that they can be included in staff training and assemblies.
Autumn: Relationships, friends and bullying; Growth Mindset
Spring: E-Safety; Personal Safety
Summer: Health and Hygiene; Democracy and the Rule of Law