PSHE & SRE at SMCPS
At South Molton Community Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society.
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will have the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
We believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught at least weekly. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of PSHE, RSE, BV (British Values), and SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) is taught in their year group. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were childrens spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
We have developed a PSHE curriculum that incorporates the understanding of RSE so that children know more, remember more and understand more. As a result children will know how to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives. We have designed, and resourced, an RSE programme of work within the PSHE curriculum which enables pupils to explore the complexity of the relationships they will have both now and throughout their lives.
Teachers use a range of teaching and learning styles, including activities such as discussion, role-play, games, investigations, circle-time, problem-solving activities and outdoor learning. Teachers encourage children to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship e.g. fundraising and planning of school events. At South Molton Community Primary School, children are provided with frequent opportunities to have their voice heard and because of this; they play an active part in school life. Children are able to express their opinions and views through a variety of mediums including suggestion boxes, questionnaires, school council discussions, various elections and comments on various correspondence throughout the year e.g. reports, SEND support profiles, focused reviews, annual questionnaires, work and homework. Children have the opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as health workers, firefighters, police, and representatives from the local church and community.