’To equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions’ D of E PSHE
The profile of PSHE has been raised nationally and rightly so. It should be the aim of all schools to provide learning where children leave ready to face the risks and difficulties of modern life. This is not a negative statement, far from it, children need to be equipped with knowledge and skills to navigate everyday life. Included in this ‘navigation kit’ should be something like an internal traffic light that acts as a warning system. Green – this is OK, Amber – does this feel safe? and Red – I do not feel comfortable with this.
Our question based approach to learning follows a coherent scheme that builds on knowledge and skills year on year. By the end of Year 6 we hope that all children will have answered a series of learning questions relating to health, wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. PSHE teaching builds according to the age and needs of the pupils in each year group with developmentally appropriate learning objectives. Whole school activities enhance and promote PSHE learning.