‘Even the smallest person can change the course of the future’.
At Barnburgh Primary Academy, 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.
Our Core Values provide the platform on which we have built our curriculum offer at Barnburgh Primary Academy. Our PSHE curriculum is underpinned by our Core Values in the following ways;
BEYOND THE SUBJECT
We want our PSHE curriculum to help children to;
Our PSHE curriculum has been designed to cover all of the skills set out in the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum states that ‘PSHE is an important and necessary part of all children’s education’. They also state that ‘these subjects will support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe. Equipping them for life as an adult in British society’.
At Barnburgh Primary Academy, our PSHE curriculum has been structured in a cross-curricular way to effectively facilitate this and to provide maximum knowledge and understanding at Barnburgh. Age appropriate schemes of work are carried out in each year group. These are sometimes carried out by outside agencies such as the school nurse, but are also delivered by the class teacher. These topics may include:
This also includes opportunities to link British Values, SMSC and schools core values into the curriculum.
Age appropriate lessons are carried out from Foundation Stage up to Year 6. Key campaigns throughout the year, such as Anti-bullying Week and Healthy Eating Week, are addressed through a whole-school approach.
Due to the nature of this curriculum area, PSHE monitoring takes various forms. A key component of this is pupil voice. School leaders use pupil voice as an effective tool to ascertain the pupils’ ability to express themselves through a range of different mediums. Examples of our PSHE learning is exhibited throughout the school, both on classroom and communal displays. PSHE work is exhibited on our online website portfolio, on the ‘PSHE’ section of the Curriculum offer webpage.
At Barnburgh, we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We aim 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 PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and as well as discrete focused lessons, it is also embedded throughout the curriculum. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s’ values, in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community and world. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies - where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
Please find the PSHE and RSE progression document below. This is a working document.