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Teaching Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) at Buckingham Park Primary School

What is PSHE?

PSHE addresses the real life issues affecting children, their families and communities.  All schools must, by law, provide ‘a broad and balanced curriculum’  that ‘prepares young people for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life’.  At Buckingham Park Primary PSHE is recognised as an integral aspect of the curriculum.

Why is PSHE so important?

PSHE education helps all children to achieve their full potential.  PSHE promotes independence and responsibility, develops children’s personal and social skills, their self-esteem and contributes to the health, well-being and safety of all our pupils.  PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

How is PSHE taught at Buckingham Park Primary School?

At Buckingham Park Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our pupils to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We intend 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. PSHE education helps all pupils to achieve their full potential by promoting independence and responsibility, developing children’s personal and social skills, their self-esteem and contributing to the health, well-being and safety of all our pupils. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in school. They develop the qualities and attributes needed to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Our PSHE teaching and learning is underpinned by two key aims:

  • to build pupils’ capacity for learning
  • to equip them for life.

What is taught in PSHE?

At Buckingham Park Primary School, we make use of the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work because it enables us to ensure there is consistency across year group and the progression is suitable for age related expectations.  We use resources included within this scheme helping to reduce teachers work load. Teachers are encouraged to modify and adapt planning and resources to suit the needs of their children and any PSHE related issues that may arise throughout the year. 

To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in PSHE, we implement a progressive curriculum throughout the whole school. We deliver PSHE in a mindful and child-centred way. The comprehensive scheme of learning integrates personal, social, health and economic education with an emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC, especially spiritual development. PSHE is taught as discrete units of learning to ensure coverage.

What is the impact of our PSHE teaching?

Pupils not only acquire the appropriate age related knowledge linked to the PSHE curriculum, but to develop their sense of self-worth needed to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. We expect our children to:

  • demonstrate a sense of belonging, welcoming others and being part of a school community, a wider community and a global community
  • celebrate similarities and differences such as diversity, disability and friendship
  • accept everyone’s right to be ‘different’
  • overcome challenges, manage their emotions and share aspirations and personal strengths
  • build a capacity for learning across all curriculum areas as well as their everyday lives
  • be emotionally and physically healthy promoting good relationships with food, managing stress and body image
  • keep themselves safe in and out of school
  • deal with changes of many types, from growing young to old, becoming a teenager, assertiveness, self-respect and safeguarding.
  • demonstrate and apply the British values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect, rule of law and liberty.

Leaflet for Parents and Carers

SRE Information for Parents and Carers

Year 1 Overview

Year 2 Overview

Year 3 Overview

Year 4 Overview

Year 5 Overview

Year 6 Overview

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