The PSHE Subject Leader is: Mrs Susan Harrison
PSHE Statement of Intent
At Fitzwilliam Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles 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.
Aims and PSHE Intent
We are aware of the way that PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and links closely to schools Safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policies.
- At Fitzwilliam Primary School we aim to develop children’s understanding so that they:
- develop confidence to make the most of their abilities, through recognising their own worth.
- develop confidence and self-esteem which enables them to put forward their own views but also understand the views of others.
- work well with others through a process of collaboration
- prepare to play an active role as citizens in a diverse society.
- develop a healthy and safe lifestyle with the ability to take appropriate risk assessments.
- develop good relationships and respect the differences between members of the school and the wider community.
- make a positive contribution to the life of the school
- have the confidence to question when something is wrong
- Through our PSHE curriculum at Fitzwilliam Primary School we recognise our duty to ‘actively promote’ and provide opportunity for children understand the fundamental British values first set out by the Government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2014, of:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- of those with different faiths and beliefs in order for them to become fair, tolerant and confident adults in a forever challenging world.
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.