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PSHE

Our Approach to Teaching PSHE at The Hayes

This area of the curriculum covers a wide variety of subjects including health education, relationship education and citizenship. At The Hayes, we use the 3D PSHE scheme of work which covers key concepts and skills to fulfil our statutory responsibility to support pupils’ SMSC (moral, social and cultural) education. This focuses on Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

Naturally, British Values are at the heart of our PSHE curriculum which prepares children for life in modern Britain today. It also helps pupils develop and apply skills and attitudes to allow them to become full and active citizens in our wider global community.

 

Relationships Education (Statutory)

Making friends and developing healthy relationships are important skills in life. We tackle these with the children through a variety of ways from class circle time, class discussions and assemblies. We encourage children to understand that we are all individuals and that we live in a multi cultured society. We do not tolerate bullying, racism or homophobic language in school and all incidents are treated seriously. In Year 1 and Year 6, for example, children discuss in an age appropriate way, Extremism and Radicalisation. The school has its own bullying, behaviour and discrimination policies. Please click on this link to access the RSE Guide for Parents, from the Department for Education. 

 

 

SRE

Although Sex Education is not statutory at primary school, the DfE recommend that all primary schools have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils.  At The Hayes, we choose to teach SRE in Year 6 and this covers how babies are made and how babies are born.

 

Health Education (Statutory)
Over the years in school, we hope to give children a basic health knowledge and understanding of human development according to the ages and maturity of the children. The aim of teaching pupils about physical health and mental wellbeing is to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. It should enable them to recognise what is normal and what is an issue in themselves and others and, when issues arise, know how to seek support as early as possible from appropriate sources. We promote pupils’ self-control and ability to self-regulate, and strategies for doing so. This enables them to become confident in their ability to achieve well and persevere even when they encounter setbacks or when their goals are distant, and to respond calmly and rationally to setbacks and challenges. One of our school values is Resilience. We find that this integrated, whole-school approach to the teaching and promotion of health and wellbeing has a positive impact on behaviour and attainment.

 

Drugs and Alcohol

Within the statutory health education aspect of PHSE, we teach our children about the risks and health implications of legal and illegal substances, with a focus on the development of skills such as assertiveness and resisting peer pressure. This is all age related and covers:

  • Staying healthy

  • Risk and safety rules

  • Smoking

  • The effects of alcohol

  • Legal and illegal drugs

  • Peer pressure

  • How to access help, advice and support

 

                                                                                    

             Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation

 

Citizenship (Living in a Wider World)

This is part of a whole school approach to developing an awareness of other people and the individual role in society.  As children progress through the school they are given opportunities to discuss a variety of issues relating to all aspects of society appropriate to their understanding. Even though much of Living in the Wider World is not included in statutory requirements, this core theme is equally important. In KS1, this covers rules and responsibilities, communities, money and finance. In KS2, this covers rules and responsibilities, diversity, discrimination and economic awareness. 

Drugs and Alcohol Education

We teach our children about the risks and health implications of legal and illegal substances, with a focus on the development of skills such as assertiveness and resisting peer pressure. This is all age related. ‘Health and Wellbeing’ covers:

  • Staying healthy

  • Risk and safety rules

  • Smoking

  • The effects of alcohol

  • Legal and illegal drugs

  • Peer pressure

  • How to access help, advice and support

 

                                                                                    

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation

Progression of Skills

Curriculum Coverage

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