Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) underpins all the work that we do at St Augustine’s CE Primary School. The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At St Augustine’s, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. We wanted a curriculum that would create happy, resilient pupils who are able to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. As a school, we follow the HEP (Healthy Education programme) curriculum as the continuity of knowledge and skills progression across each year group would ensure a progressive spiral curriculum.
PSHE is implemented using our whole school progression map, produced in conjunction with the Health Education Programme (HEP). As a school, we are committed to the belief that the nature of open-ended tasks allows pupils to be driven by their own curiosity, deepens their understanding and enables all children to fulfil their potential leading to greater performance. A range of assessment evidence will be collected to support teacher’s judgement and will include pupils’ discussions, behaviours for learning within the classroom, playground behaviours and children’s recorded responses.
The impact of teaching PSHE will not only be evident through pupils’ assessment but through the positive supportive ethos of our school. We ensure all pupils have access to our ambitious curriculum through targeted support and good subject knowledge of teaching staff. Our aim is by delivering a high quality PSHE curriculum will improve relationships and emotional literacy across the school. Children will be empowered. They will have the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions throughout their lives.