Intent: Why our PSHE curriculum looks like this?

It is our intention that when children leave Barley Fields Primary School they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotional understanding to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s society.  We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.

We believe that focusing on developing a ‘Growth Mindset’ in our children will help them to build resilience, independence and confidence; embrace challenge; foster a love of learning; and increase their level of happiness.  We do this through the language we use in class, praising children for their efforts, and using language to encourage children to change their way of thinking.  This supports both our school and PSHE aims and values, and we focus on Growth Mindset in all aspects of school life.

Our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum develops children learning in this area and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable our children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community.   It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.  

The PSHE curriculum is strengthened with other curriculum schemes such as the Relationships and Sex Education and E-Safety curriculum, enabling our children to learn how to be safe in a range of contexts and to understand, develop and sustain healthy relationships with others.

Implementation: How will we achieve this?

Our PSHE Curriculum follows a sequence of teaching that progressively builds and revisits key themes as children move through the school.  We have written our curriculum, not only within the Government guidelines, but considering the personalised needs of our children.   We have also incorporated the Rights Respecting Schools Agenda, Global Goals and Growth Mindset into our teaching.  Assemblies are linked to PSHE, Rights Respecting Schools, British Values and SMSC and cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school.                                                        

Across the school, the children follow a planned PSHE programme incorporating three main themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing including personal safety
  • Developing Positive Relationships
  • Living in the wider world

We acknowledge that our PSHE is flexible and staff will add additional themes and amend the order of teaching in response to children’s needs.  We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to be a member of the diverse society in which we live.  We encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to school and the wider community.   Visitors such as the emergency services, first aid workshops, pedestrian safety and Careers week complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning opportunities and enrich children’s experiences.          

Impact: How will we know that our children are achieving?

By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • have respect for themselves and others.
  • have a positive self esteem
PSHE Long Term Scheme of Learning
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