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PSHE

At Alban City School, 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 discrete lessons, as well as a wider cross-curricular approach to teaching PSHE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally, resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables them 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.

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 Decision Scheme of Work, but through our wider curriculum offer. One Decision uses open ended learning activities which suit the ethos of PSHE in our school. All learning activities used in One Decision allow opportunities for discussion and debate. Open ended learning activities provide an opportunity for children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding and attitudes.

 

Our curriculum and wider provision will ensure that children will be equipped to support their decision making in regards to their wellbeing, health and relationships. Children will start their journey with us treating each other with kindness and respect. Our embedded whole school vision to nurture children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development supports them to foster good relationships between all in line with the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Our curriculum allows children to build upon their understanding of British Values in an age appropriate way, in order for them to become positive citizens in a forever changing community and ultimately preparing them for life and work in modern Britain. By the end of each key stage, children will have had the opportunities to meet the end of key stage statements in line with the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. Children will have enhanced knowledge and understanding through our quality links with our multi-cultural community. Through real life experience, external visitors will promote the teaching of different aspects of our PSHE curriculum. Our overarching aims and objectives in supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, enables pupils to develop the ability to collaborate, build upon their emotional security, improve concentration due to a focus on their wellbeing as well as ensuring children are self-reliant with an understanding of self-care and nutrition. We aim for children to end their journey moving onto the next stage of their education with self-confidence and a high sense of self-worth.