Belong – Relationships – Move On – Achieve
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) Statement
At Limes Primary, the curriculum for PSHE incorporates all aspects of SMSC, Citizenship and British Values, as well as the statutory content of the RSHE programme of study. PSHE education underpins all areas of our curriculum and aims to enable students to reach their full potential, achieving the highest educational standards they can. We aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our school community including, pupils, staff and families.
We want our students to:
Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to keep themselves healthy and safe (including online)
Become responsible global citizens
Build positive, healthy and respectful relationships with others
Develop their mental and physical wellbeing
Show tolerance towards others’ beliefs, religions and life choices (and to respect these differences)
Be resilient and to make the most of their own abilities
Develop self-confidence and be able to share their thoughts, ideas and opinions with others
Our PSHE curriculum promotes our school ethos and is underpinned by the school values of ‘Belong, Relationships, Move On and Achieve’. PSHE encompasses all areas of our curriculum and will be the golden thread which forms part of our whole school ethos. It runs through every aspect of school life, providing children with essential life skills and knowledge to enable them to make informed decisions and choices and become healthy, confident, respectful and responsible citizens both now and in the future. The promotion of our pupils’ personal development at The Limes Primary school is at the heart of everything that we do. It is a fundamental aspect of their education and underpins all other learning.
Through weekly timetabled lessons, students develop their understanding of PSHE and are given opportunities to explore (and challenge) a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities. Students will also develop a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.
Beyond the planned programme for PSHE, we provide our children with a variety of experiences and opportunities to further learn about PSHE. These opportunities have the potential to promote their personal and social development and their economic education. These may include assemblies, cross-curricular teaching, fund raising and charity events, interaction with members of the local community, visiting speakers and professionals, visits to places of interest and themed days (such as anti-bullying week and safer internet day). Our approach to this subject is kept flexible, so that we can address any local or national issues that may impact upon children, when they arise.
Through the PSHE curriculum, we aim to enable students to:
Understand a healthy lifestyle
Be aware of safety issues
Understand what makes for good relationships with others
Have respect for others
Be independent and responsible members of a community
Understand what is meant by ‘Democracy’ and be positive and active members of a democratic society
Recognise the value of economic wellbeing allowing children to apply life skills to the wider world preparing them for the future
Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
Develop good relationships with other members of the community
Actively promote British Values
Understand their rights and duties as individual members of communities
Understand what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society
Make the most of their ability
Assessment and Recording:
Teachers assess the children’s work in PSHE by making informal judgements as they observe them during lessons. We have clear expectations of what the pupils will know, understand and be able to do at the end of each key stage. Our monitoring of PSHE is an ongoing process. We report on PSHE to parents in the annual school report.