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The Bay CE School

PSHE

PSHE at The Bay

Aim

Personal, Health, Social and Economic education promotes healthy and well balanced children. We aim to equip the children with the skills that they need to lead a healthy and happy life and to achieve their best.

Intent

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a 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. A growing body of research shows that pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children and young people to achieve their potential, by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn. The Education Act 2002 requires all schools to teach a curriculum that is “broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of pupils”. Schools must “promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life”.

Implementation

We use the SCARF scheme as the basis for our PSHE teaching at The Bay. These lessons also cover the relationships, health and sex education that is now statutory. SCARF is a whole school approach to improve children’s wellbeing and progress, based on the core values of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.  The lessons are split into 6 main areas: Me and my relationships, Valuing our differences, Rights and responsibilities, Being my best, Keeping myself safe and Growing and changing. Each week the children have time timetabled for PSHE and skills are developed from Reception to Year 6, with topics revisited with an age appropriate content. Lessons are interactive and fun.

Impact

Evidence suggests pupils who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE education helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. PSHE education also helps pupils to develop skills and aptitudes – like teamwork, communication, and resilience – that are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.

Curriculum Information

Click here for EYFS Knowledge Organiser

Click here for PSHE – from EYFS to Year 6

Click here for year group overviews