Personal, Social and Health Education
Statement of Intent:
At Greenlands Community Primary School, PSHE is at the core of
what we do and enables our children to become independent,
confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as
developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and
spiritually. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief
that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the
curriculum and beyond in later life. PSHE is taught across the school
from Reception through to Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school,
we follow the PSHE Association question based programme of study.
Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful
content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional
literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.
With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with
a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support
them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the
wider community. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is
a commitment to enhancing and promoting our school values; Respect,
Compassion, Trust, Perseverance, Resilience and Ambition/Aspiration
One of the most important skill sets a child learns in primary school is how to be a good school and community citizen. Personal, social and health education allows a child to grow up equipped with the emotional skills needed to create and maintain friendships and relationships, to understand the importance of being healthy in mind and body, develop behaviour for life-long learning and become ambitious and motivated for their future.
At Greenlands, the PSHE curriculum covers all the statutory elements of the new Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education 2020 seated within a bespoke PSHE curriculum which suits the needs of our children and the wider community.
PSHE is taught throughout the school as a timetabled lesson as well as through other subjects such as PE, Computing and Science.