PSHE (Including Online Safety)
At Perton First School, we believe our children's personal development is the foundation for creating successful, happy and thriving learners. We aim to prepare our children for the challenges of growing up in the 21st Century. For this reason, online safety is a crucial part of our PSHE lessons. Through Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education, children are given the opportunity to explore and respond to some of the themes and issues that they will undoubtedly face in our ever-changing, modern world. We aim to equip our children with the knowledge, skills and practise to make informed choices within their varied lives, whilst demonstrating respect and acceptance of others’ views and choices.
We are proud that we were already teaching PSHE, along with Relationships and Health Education, before its statutory status in September 2020. Children have a weekly PSHE lesson where they listen, discuss, play games and share activities to learn about various themes. These themes are reinforced through assemblies, displays, story times and themed weeks (for example, our annual Mental Health Awareness Week and Online Safety Week). Teachers respond on a daily basis to issues within their classes and deliver Circle Times or bespoke PSHE lessons when needed. We believe that effective PSHE is taught with an age-appropriate, sensitive and positive approach, in a safe environment where children feel they can listen and be heard. We follow the ENTRUST PSHE scheme of work to ensure our coverage is in line with the upcoming statutory objectives for each year group.
Half termly, children will focus on:
Me and My School Self Image and identity
Me and My Relationships Online Relationships
Me and My Safety Privacy and Security
Happy and Healthy Me Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle
Me and Other People Online Bullying
Me and My World Online Reputation
Within the above units, we also link in Online Safety learning strands following the National Online Safety scheme of learning. The themes in dark blue above outline which online strand we cover during each pf our half termly PSHE units. We also have an additional two units of online safety: ‘Managing Information Online’ and ‘Copyright and Ownership’ which are taught through our Computing curriculum.
We measure the impact of our Relationships and Health Education curriculum through the personal development of each individual child. If children are healthy, have positive relationships and are able to communicate their feelings and needs, we would expect them to be thriving and making good progress in areas of school, but also at home. We communicate with parents regularly and when needed, strive to support children's emotional needs in and out of school. We monitor children's engagement in all areas of school life, during physical activity, in extra-curricular clubs, before and after school clubs and of course, on the playground.
PSHE - Perton First School Subject Map
To see our PSHE subject map, click the above image or select it from the documents below.