Our PSHE curriculum is underpinned by Jesus’ promise of “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10). We provide experiences for all pupils to uphold our Christian values of love, courage and joy as they learn more about themselves and others. Our curriculum covers key areas which will equip children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, well-being, relationships and financial matters. Our intent is to empower our pupils to become active, responsible citizens who serve their community.
At Idle C of E Primary School, we use Kapow Primary’s RSE/PSHE scheme of work which covers the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education). The scheme covers wider PSHE learning, in line with the requirement of the National curriculum (2014) that schools ‘should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).’ Children’s learning through this scheme significantly contributes to their personal development as set out in the Ofsted Inspection Framework and promotes the four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain: democracy; rule of law; respect and tolerance and individual liberty. Quality PSHE and RSE teaching is an important element in helping us to carry out our duty of care with regards to safeguarding, including online safety. In response to the child-on-child abuse updates to Section 5 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2022), our curriculum introduces and revisits ideas of personal boundaries, consent and communicating our boundaries with others.
The Kapow Primary scheme offers a whole school approach which consists of five areas of learning:
● Families and relationships
● Health and well-being
● Safety and the changing body
● Economic well-being
The lessons provide a progressive programme and each area is revisited to allow children to build on prior learning. The scheme supports the requirements of the Equality Act through direct teaching, for example, learning about different families, the negative effect of stereotypes and celebrating differences. Many lessons, stories, scenarios, and video clips provide the opportunity for children to engage in real life and current topics in a safe and structured way. Role-play activities are also included to help children play out scenarios that they may find themselves in. There are meaningful opportunities for cross-curricular learning, in particular with Computing for online safety and Science for growing, nutrition, teeth, diet and lifestyle. The scheme provides consistent messages throughout the age ranges, including where and how to access necessary help and support.
The effective delivery of our PSHE curriculum enables our pupils to utilise their learning within their daily lives, such as dealing with friendship issues, building resilience and making healthy choices.
By the time our pupils leave Idle C of E Primary School, they will:
· have a solid understanding of how to stay safe and healthy.
· develop positive relationships.
· take responsibility for their actions.
· appreciate what it means to be an active member of a diverse, multicultural society.
· demonstrate and apply the British Values.
· show love, kindness and respect towards themselves and others.
· have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.
· be on their journey to a joyous life in all its fullness.