Personal, Social and Health Education
PSHE Subject Leader - Mrs Morris
Vision and Intent for PSHE
For children to thrive and become positive citizens it is essential that they have the skills to maintain emotional and physical safety and wellbeing. PSHE plays a vital role in ensuring this. At Hollybush Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of their community. It aims to help children to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
We provide all children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse society. We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap for disadvantaged and pupil premium children by nurturing self-belief and aspiration and ensuring our children have the skills and vocabulary to make and communicate their positive choices, and to keep themselves safe.
The PSHE curriculum runs hand in hand with the pastoral system and the policies that are in place to support children’s wellbeing. Children’s wellbeing is checked daily by the use of emotional registers and check in circles at the beginning of the week and check out circles at the end of the week. PSHE also plays an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
The PSHE curriculum is aligned with the school’s values and beliefs: Respect, Nurture and Aspire. We want the children to respect, understand and appreciate different cultures, to respect other people’s feelings and to respect that they have rights and responsibilities within school and their community. We teach children to nurture self-belief and respect and ensure the appropriate safeguards are in place for children to feel comfortable when discussing sensitive issues. Children’s good mental health and wellbeing is nurtured and protected by teaching children to recognise and regulate their emotions.
PSHE at Hollybush
At Hollybush Primary school we follow the Programme of Study for PSHE from the PSHE Association. Through its three core themes (Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World) the Programme of Study provides us with a framework to create a programme which matches our pupils’ needs. It covers the breadth of PSHE from relationships and sex education (RSE) and health, to economic well-being and careers, setting out suggested content for each key stage.
In addition to the PSHE Association Programme of Study we use Midmate lessons to support out pupils' mental health and well-being.