Personal, Social & Health Education
PSHE Education in school is promoted through our wide and varied curriculum which is carefully planned to enhance the children’s personal, social, emotional and economic development.
At Golcar J, I & N School, we use the PSHE Association’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These three themes form part of a developmental, spiral curriculum. This means that the same key principles are revisited each year but are taken a step further to build upon the children’s knowledge and understanding. They permeate school life and are discussed regularly in assemblies and lessons, forming part of our day to day vocabulary.
Health and Wellbeing
Our children learn about themselves and their feelings. They develop their vocabulary to enable them to describe their feelings to others and are able to manage these with simple strategies. They are taught rules for and ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe.
The children will recognise other people’s feelings and learn how best to respond. They will gain a better understanding of how their behaviour affects other people and realise the nature and consequence of discrimination, teasing, bullying and aggressive behaviours. They will develop the skills to form and maintain healthy relationships.
While our children are taught about relationships throughout their time at our school, formal sex and relationships education is taught to Years 5 and 6.
Living in the Wider World
Our pupils have the opportunity to learn that people and other living things have needs and that they have the responsibility to meet them. They will have the opportunity to debate topical issues, problems and events concerning health and wellbeing.
Formal drug education is taught to years 5 and 6.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development is an integral part of our learning in Early Years. We focus on the following areas throughout the year and track children’s progress within these areas.
- Making Relationships
- Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
- Managing Feelings and Behaviour
- We place a big emphasis on the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
- Playing and Exploring (Engagement)
- Active Learning (Motivation)
- Creating and Thinking Critically (Thinking)
- Children are encouraged to think of themselves as learners. The continuous provision allows them to pursue their interests working collaboratively with their peers.