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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Intent

PSHE is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and able to form and maintain positive relationships with others. Childrendevelop an understanding of the ever-changing world in which we live, develop the skills necessary to take an active role in their community and manage their life effectively.Through the study of PSHE at Dudley Wood, we can enhance children’s education and help them become caring, respectful, confident and independent individuals.

Implementation

Our curriculum will prepare the children for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that will come in later life. Teachers will use the PSHE programme to equip pupils with age-appropriate knowledge and the skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Children will be taught to recognise the importance of their own mental health and well-being. Our PSHE curriculum will incorporate an age appropriate understanding of RSE, as set out in the statutory guidance, enabling all children to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships. We will provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons, circle time, school projects and other activities that enrich pupils’ experiences. Our nurturing environment reinforces this through questioning, vocabulary and discussion topics, ensuring that the needs of our children are met. The children will work through a spiral curriculum which builds upon prior learning and skills.

By the end of primary school, children will:

  • Understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including making healthy choices and managing their mental wellbeing.
  • Identify positive and negative relationships, managing feelings and behaviour.
  • Develop self-awareness and understand their place in the wider community.
  • Keep themselves safe, including online safety and responsibilities.
  • Express an opinion and contribute to a discussion in a respectful manner.

Impact

Following the implementation of the broad and balanced PSHE curriculum, children will be respectful, independent, responsible and confident members of society within Dudley Wood 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 respect for themselves and others.

Characteristics of a good citizen

  • Respects others and their property
  • Is helpful and considerate, willing to put others first
  • Listens to the views of others and thinks about what they have to say
  • Helps people who are not in a position to help themselves
  • Respects the environment and does not damage it in anyway
  • Works hard
  • Is well mannered and pleasant
  • Is always willing to learn

Whole school overview

A detailed whole school overview will be published in the Autumn term.

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