At Staincliffe Cof E Junior School, our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum is designed to teach children to become healthy, respectful, trustworthy, moral and spiritual members of British society. Our PSHE curriculum equips our children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience, mindfulness and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. Through the explicit teaching of mental and emotional health, we promote pupils’ wellbeing through an understanding of their own and others’ emotions and the development of healthy coping strategies. It also contributes to safeguarding, providing pupils with knowledge, understanding and strategies to keep themselves healthy and safe, as well as equipping them to support others who are facing challenges. Weaving through our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Christian Values; Respect, Trust, Courage and Joy.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in PSHE, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. PSHE is taught as part of a half termly, focusing on skills and knowledge stated in the National Curriculum and in areas specific to the need of our children. Our skills-focussed PSHE curriculum is delivered through a sequence of whole school topics. Alongside classroom based learning, a variety of visitors are invited in to school to enhance the children’s learning.
Our curriculum provides:
To track the progress of our citizens, we:
- ‘Challenge Questions’ for pupils to apply learning in a philosophical / open manner
- Capture ‘Pupil Voice’ at regular intervals
- A safe environment following the Staincliffe charter
By the time they leave us, as well rounded individuals, our children will be able to:
- Work effectively as part of a team maintaining good relationships
- Discuss appropriately ideas / opinions in a civil manner
- Debate by engaging in an effective formal discussion on a particular matter after researching topical issues.
- Question so as to elicit information in a manner showing respect to others.
- Demonstrate respect and tolerance towards others, and resolve differences by looking at alternatives, making decisions and explaining choices
- Identify some factors that affect emotional health and well-being and use effective coping strategies to deal effectively with difficulties including stress and anxiety.
- Recognise their own worth and that of others, and identify positive ways to face new challenges.
- Understand why and how rules are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and take part in making and changing rules.
- Show an appreciation of the diversity of religious, and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and describe some of the different beliefs and values in society.
Our PSHE curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with our curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress and support is put in place for those working towards the curriculum objectives. Some children with social and emotional needs have additional support in school.