Welcome to PSHE at Hadrian
At Hadrian Primary School, the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all, and that will maximise the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. PSHE is embedded in all that we do to enable our children to become independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society. Our PSHE curriculum has been built with the aim to support the development of the ‘whole child’, by helping them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development. Children will be able to develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through our discreet lessons as well as wider cross curricular approach to teaching PSHE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum. 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.
At Hadrian, our PSHE programme of learning and wider curriculum will enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance 2019.
Our PSHE programme is an integral part of our whole school PSHE education provision and is designed to meet the unique needs of pupils, not only through the One Life spiral Scheme of Work, but through our wider curriculum offer.
Our One Life scheme of work includes:
Our ever expanding wider provision of PSHE promotes opportunities to link British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) responsibilities. Along with our broad and balanced curriculum, there are overlaps with other subjects, for example Computing (E-safety), Science (recycling), PE (leading healthy active lives). Therefore, flexibility in the timetable needs to be accounted for as objectives for PSHE education will be met outside of the allocated timetable slot.
Flexibility in the timetable is also important to allow us to respond to local/national/global events that may occur and allow us to responds to any such event in an age appropriate way. The distribution of lessons complements key campaigns throughout the year, such as; Anti-Bulling Week, Black History Month and Mental Health Week.
Anti Bullying Week 2019 - Change starts with us
11th - 15th November
Please see some of the comments and responses from some of the parents that attended the Parent Consultations for PSHE and Relationships Education in January 2020.
“Great that PSHE is being taught as part of the curriculum. These subjects to me are as important as the academic subjects being taught. And some PSHE may be more beneficial to children that other areas of the curriculum”
PSHE supports the whole child. Parents and Carers are the prime educators for children, as a school we aim to complement and reinforce this this role.
“If kids are not talking about what’s being taught then how would we know that this particular topic you are teaching. How would we talk about that?”
Please see the PSHE Policy. Appendix 3 shows our PSHE Onelife Scheme of Work. Look at the topics that we will be teaching that half term to support you in conversations with your child about their PSHE education.
“It’s good to teach them how to respect others and how to deal with different situations like bullying.”
Through our comprehensive PSHE scheme, Kidsafe and Anti-bullying week, we aim to provide children with the knowledge about the options they have if they are being bullied, as well as emphasising the difference between bullying and falling out with friends.
“If any encouragement is given or influences in terms of LGBT. I want my child to be a child until they are at an age to explore all these kinds of issues.”
All information is factual. At Primary level we are required to ensure that ‘all teaching is sensitive and age appropriate in approach and content’. We do this by teaching that families sometimes look different to their own family, but they should respect those differences. For example some children may live with a dad. Some children may live with grandparents. Some children might live with two mams. Some children might live with mam and dad. Some children might live with adopted parents.
We comply with the Equality Act 2010.
“After the meeting, it makes my job easier a lot honestly. All misconceptions cleared.”
Working together as a partnership ultimately benefits your children.
“Happy that the school will keep it factual and allow us as parents to have an input in their upbringing around these topics.”
As a school we will provide factual information, but would openly encourage all parents to have input in their family’s own opinions and beliefs.
“It is good if you want to promote this thing in children that respect each other even though they come from different religion or different values, but should respect everyone.”
Not only our PSHE curriculum, but our school ethos promotes respect. As a school, we provide a curriculum that make children aware that we are all different but should respect each other.
“I think the name Sex Ed needs to be looked at as it confuses people!”
We do not call PSHE ‘Sex Ed’. PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. The new statutory guidance from the ‘Relationship Education, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education’ document from the Department of Education states that all Primary schools must teach Relationship Education and Health Education. Anything that is taught with regards to Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) outside of the science curriculum will be communicated with parents in advance i.e. puberty talk in Year 5/6. Parents have the right to request to withdraw children from RSE but not Relationships or Health Education, for aspects of sex education outside of the science curriculum.
Relationship Education is taught through our PSHE curriculum enabling us to meet our statutory requirements.