PSHE Curriculum Intent
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. 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 other's 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 where 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
Me and My Relationships
Me and My Safety
Happy and Healthy Me
Me and Other People
Me and My World
We measure the impact of the PSHE Curriculum through the personal development and well being of each individual child. If children are healthy, have positive relationships and feel able to communicate their feelings and needs, we would expect them to be thriving and making good progress in all areas of school. We regularly monitor progress in subjects, as well as children's engagement in other areas of school life, in extra curricular activities and socially on the playground.