Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Lead: Mrs L Parkinson
At Norton sub Hamdon and West Chinnock Primary Schools Federation, we believe that PSHE is an integral part of the curriculum as the skills learnt will equip them for their futures and become active members of society. We strive to nurture and develop happy, young people with enquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity and creativity, respect for themselves, others and the environment. Our lessons are based on the National Curriculum and our Core Christin values of Respect, Community, Aspiration, Thankfulness, Compassion and Endurance, which are at the centre of everything we do.
At Norton sub Hamdon and West Chinnock Primary Schools Federation, classes follow a Scheme of Work, and through this, we cover the National Curriculum guidance for PSHE. In addition to this, PSHE is also taught within other subject areas and as part of the creative curriculum through class topics. PSHE is also to be addressed on a daily basis as questions and incidents arise.
At times, teachers may choose to hold a circle-time session in response to a particular event or issue.
Whole school, key stage and class assemblies will provide extra opportunities to enhance pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, promoting our school’s values and celebrating achievement
Pupils are supported in applying the skills they are learning, in real-life situations as they arise: e.g. resolving conflicts; working a part of a group on a project.
Children will learn a range of skills (see skills progression table below) based on the following areas:
- Being Me
- Celebrating Difference
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
The children will self-assess their learning as part of their lessons and help them to grow and reflect as resilient learners.
Following the implementation of our broad and balanced PSHE curriculum at Norton sub Hamdon and West Chinnock Primary Schools Federation, children will be respectful, independent, responsible and confident members of society within our communities and the wider world. They will be equipped with tools to maintain healthy and positive lifestyles with regard to relationships, diet and their own personal identity. As they become more confident throughout the areas of PSHE and progress in the related skills, children will understand their personal role in society. The most significant impact that we want for our pupils is the development of themselves as young people with enquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity and creativity, respect for themselves, others and the environment.
Please see the progression in PSHE from Reception to Year 6: