PSHE Curriculum Statement
At St.George's our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and text rich curriculum that allows them to develop as confident responsible citizens equipped with the skills that will allow them to be successful in our ever changing world, both in the present and the future.
We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities (memorable experiences) to engage learners and develop their cultural capital which has been recognised as essential if children are to succeed.
We believe that our children should not only reach their best academically, but also develop a thirst for knowledge, foster a love of learning and leave our school with independent learning skills.
We are fully committed to developing each child's unique potential within a secure and caring environment.
Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum. It also, prepares them to be global citizens now and in their future roles within a global community. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and to understand and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.
EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PSHE and citizenship is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - At Key Stage 1 and 2, pupils are taught PSHE using a spiral and progressive scheme of work, covering all of the above and aims to prepare children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There is a strong emphasis on emotional Literacy (having self-awareness and recognition of your own feelings and knowing how to manage them), building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
We teach about different kinds of relationships, including same sex relationships, and gender identity because it is important that our children should have an understanding of the full diversity of the world they live in and be prepared for life in modern Britain. The Sex Education aspects of PSHE are also taught at age and stage appropriate. Alongside this in upper KS2 children have access to the Love Rocks materials, which focus on healthy relationships and also deals with sensitive issues such as domestic abuse. PSHE also identifies links to British Values such as the rule of law and democracy.
To develop our pupil’s cultural capital , we have visits from the local emergency services, Fire brigade, Police and the Youth Offending Service. We also give the children the opportunity to have visitors from the NSPCC to learn about ‘PANTS’ and ‘Helping hands. The children also get to experience other cultures by visiting places of worships to see how we are all different. All of these helps our children to experience the essential knowledge that they need to prepare them for their future success.
The impact of following this programme will be that the standards of attainment across the school will meet or exceed those which are expected of our children nationally. We continuously assess the implementation and impact of our PSHE curriculum in order to achieve the highest outcomes possible across all year groups and ensure we provide the support that is necessary for all children to achieve. Through our PSHE curriculum, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them to become caring, respectful, responsible, and confident individuals and citizens. By the time our children leave our school they will:
be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
appreciate difference and diversity
be able to understand and manage their emotions
be able to look after their mental health and well-being
be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
have respect for themselves and others.
have a positive self esteem
to understand that we are 'All God's children.
The No Outsiders programme promotes an ethos of inclusion and tolerance and aims to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We have incorporated the programme into our PSHCE curriculum, with assemblies and lessons.
For more information see:
National Curriculum Objectives
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