The PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) curriculum is an integral part of our whole school curriculum and covers aspects of Relationship Education, Health Education, the Equality Act and Puberty. Our programme of study has been designed to consider a range of themes and issues that young people may encounter throughout their lives and encourages them to use developing social skills and knowledge to identify risks and make safe decisions. We believe that the promotion of pupils’ personal and social development fundamentally underpins all other learning.
Our aim is to enrich and empower our pupils to have an understanding of safeguarding and to provide them with a safe platform to seek knowledge, ask questions and raise their concerns. Through our PSHE curriculum and our school ethos, we promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being, British values and provide the skills that pupils will need to leave primary school as healthy, secure, tolerant, ethical citizens who are aware of their rights and responsibilities, not just towards themselves but also towards others.
We aim to develop pupils understanding so that they:
Meeting the needs of pupils, parents and the community we serve:
This Curriculum has been created through a rigorous consultation process involving:
- Members of the Trust
- All Leigh Trust schools
- Staff representatives from across all Leigh Trust Schools
- A Parents Working Group with representatives from each of the Leigh Trust Schools
- Sharing of curriculum content and resources with parents
- Review of parent views on the content of the curriculum
PSHE (personal, social and health education) provides us with skills that help us build respectful and understanding relationships. It helps to develop a sense of self-worth. It teaches us how to be healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
PSHE provides us with life skills to help us in later life with our families, jobs and financial stability and how to be part of a wider community.
Our curriculum will deliver appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the new PSHE three strands health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.
Children will have accurate and relevant knowledge of PSHE and will be given the opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
The school curriculum will focus on three core learning themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.
At Marlborough Primary, our PSHE curriculum
The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) into the curriculum.
Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.
We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Cooking in Design and Technology, English, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.
Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand PSHE and to use across this wider curriculum.
The whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies always make a link to PSHE, British Values, UNICEF and SMSC.
Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty. Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
Class journals and school twitter page will exemplify the terminology used throughout the teaching of PSHE, British Values and SMSC which enables pupils to make links across the wider curriculum.
Children at Marlborough Primary School will have an active pupil voice.