PSHE education is taught in discrete, weekly lessons through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepared for life and work. It aims to give pupils the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. It aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team work and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world which are taught termly.
At Snapethorpe, we provide our pupils with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. The curriculum aims to be developmentally appropriate for all pupils and enable all pupils to access good quality PSHE teaching. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
The scheme of work used comes from the PSHE Association. This was chosen because it blends the PSHE curriculum with the new Relationships and Health education guidance. We are an early adopter school for this guidance from September 2019. The PSHE principles form a large part of our school’s ethos. As a restorative practice school, we encourage the children to apply their knowledge when solving disputes between peers .