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PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education and is a programme of learning through which children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach and embedded within our curriculum PSHE develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE contributes to personal development by helping children to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem and understand what influences their decisions. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others will help children to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.

Through our rich and varied curriculum children will be given opportunities to learn skills to develop effective relationships assume greater personal responsibility and keep themselves safe. PSHE assists children to cope with sensitive events such as bereavement, changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.

A Well-Being/PSHE programme of study has been developed to support children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development. This is split into three core areas:

1. Health and Well Being
2. Relationships
3. Living in the Wider World

The Primary Skills ladder shows the skills and areas of PSHE covered from Year 1 through to Year 6 which enables you to track your child’s progression in each core area.

To support the children’s PSHE development the programme of study is underpinned by a number of school initiatives, interventions and events which all contribute to the social and emotional well-being of the children attending the academy. This includes:

. The use of national programmes such a SEALs
. Weekly class and group circle time (Photo of Murtle Turtle and blurb)
. Playtime and lunchtime provision (Photos and blurb)
. Playground Peacemakers
. School council
. Sports leaders/Spanish leaders/Singing leaders
. Pastoral care
. Nurture groups
. Assemblies
. Trips/Residential
. Shows / Performances
. Sporting events
. Cool Creations
. Clubs

Primary PSHE skills ladder

Circle time

Healthy Schools

Healthy eating in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Lunchtime helpers   Learning Mentor lunchtime games

Physical Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage


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