"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
PSHE is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. It provides opportunities for children and young people to reflect on their own values and attitudes, as well as respecting those of others. Evidence shows that well- delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non- academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our scheme of work is closely linked with the programme of study provided by the PSHE association to sit alongside the 2014 National Curriculum. It is used in many schools across the country and mentioned in the statutory guidance on Relationships from the Department for Education.
We have carefully tailored it to suit our own particular school setting, ensuring that the children at All Saints Upton receive PSHE that reflects their needs. Each year, from Year 1 onwards, children study 3 core themes (one per term) which are:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
The curriculum plan determines which areas are covered in more detail.
From September 2020, Relationships Education is statutory in all primary schools. The statutory guidance can be found here:
As the guidance states, “We want the subjects to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.”
All aspects of Relationships Education are taught in a sensitive, age and developmentally appropriate way. Our PSHE and Science schemes of work fully cover all aspects of Relationships Education, in line with the Church of England Education Charter from September 2020.