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PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is taught across the school through a variety of topics and themes within the curriculum and through whole school assemblies. At Rimrose Hope CE Primary School we believe that PSHE contributes to all aspects of school life, by giving the children the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.
Although PSHE is currently a non-statutory subject, we strongly believe that teaching children about key elements of PSHE is fundamental to fulfil Section 2.1 of the National Curriculum framework that states:
‘Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:
Despite the non-statutory status, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that: ‘All schools should make provision for PSHE, drawing on good practice.’
The PSHE Association Programme of Study has 3 strands that schools are expected to cover:
Under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, the government committed to making relationships education statutory in all Primary schools. From September 2020 all schools will soon be required to have relationships education/RSE in place. The government has also committed to statutory health education, meaning the majority of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education will be compulsory from 2020.
Our intention is that as a School we deliver a curriculum that is accessible to all and ensures that each of our pupils will know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult within the future. Taking a whole-school approach, the School community aims to engage pupils across the curriculum while also creating an environment, which fosters good relationships and well-being for pupils and teachers alike. Our PSHE curriculum seeks to support our children to develop into confident, happy people who can contribute to our local, national and global communities by tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through PSHE teaching, our pupils will also learn about their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Moreover, our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Through high-quality mediation that encourages respectful, inclusive and safe conditions for reflective discussion, our pupils will also develop emotional intelligence and the ability to articulate their feelings in order to maintain good mental health.
Staying Safe Workshop
Conquer Life is a Community Interest company based in Bootle. They promote a positive lifestyle and empower young people to raise their aspirations and develop the emotional resilience to overcome disadvantage.
They have been commissioned by the Home Office to produce and deliver Stay Safe Workshops free to Bootle Primary Schools for years 5 and 6. These workshops promote children to become more assertive and aware of their environment and helps support their confidence in making better choices.
UKS2 children took part in an hour long workshop. During the workshop the children were prompted to think about staying street safe and how they can support their community to stay safe. They were asked to write pledges to their community on staying safe and these will be housed in an art installation during half term in the strand.