FITZWILLIAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
Second Avenue, Fitzwilliam
Pontefract, WF9 5BA
TELEPHONE: 01977-624490
FAX: 01977-624498

Susan Harrison
 headteacher@fitzwilliam.wakefield.sch.uk

PSHE

PSHE POLICY 2016

Please contact Mrs Harrison if you require any further information regarding the School Curriculum.

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. It is a non-statutory subject and, in order to allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE, there are no standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE encompasses many areas of study. We think that (as outlined in new curriculum) our teachers and support staff are best placed to understand the needs of our pupils, without the need for central provision. At Fitzwilliam we teach PSHE, drawing on and sharing good practice. However, this must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: ie, drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. At Fitzwilliam 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 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 integral to the development of children values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies were childrens spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated and nurtured.

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