Statement of Intent: PSHE
At Burhill, we recognise the importance of PSHE and the role it has in developing the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals. The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to prepare our children for life outside of the classroom and to help them build skills which will allow them to protect and keep themselves safe in the wider community. We strive to help pupils build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem through developing an understanding of themselves and others.
The PSHE curriculum helps children to:
- Have a sense of purpose
- Value self and others
- Form relationships
- Make and act on informed decisions
- Communicate effectively
- Work with others
- Respond to challenge
- Be an active partner in their own learning
- Be active citizens within the local community
- Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
- Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
PSHE will be taught through six core themes: Me and My Relationships, Valuing Difference, Keeping Myself Safe, Rights and Responsibilities, Being My Best and Growing and Changing. The objectives allocated for each of these topics have been taken from the PSHE Association Programmes of Study, which meet and go beyond the statutory requirements that take effect in 2020. Every learning opportunity from the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study and the DfE Relationship curriculum is covered at least once within the primary phase and usually more often, to help build a spiral programme of learning year on year. Teachers are supported in the planning of lessons to meet the objectives by the Coram Life Education SCARF scheme.
The SMSC and British Values curriculum is largely taught through our PSHE curriculum but will feature across other subject areas when appropriate. Our PSHE curriculum is enriched further through whole school opportunities such as Values assemblies, pupil parliament, befrienders, wellbeing ambassadors and house and sports captains. Enrichment opportunities are also used, such as special days or weeks (for example First Aid Day or Anti-bullying Week).