Nether Kellet Primary School
Nether Kellet Primary School

PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

Our PSHE curriculum includes Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Sex Education and Living in the Wider World. 

Core Theme 1 Health and WellbeingCore Theme 2 Relationships and Sex EducationCore Theme 3 Living in the Wider World
Healthy Lifestyles (physical wellbeing)Families and positive close relationshipsShared responsibilities
Mental HealthFriendshipsCommunities
Ourselves, growing and changingManaging hurtful behaviour and bullyingMedia literacy and digital resilience
Keeping SafeSafe relationshipsEconomic wellbeing- money
Drugs, alcohol and tobaccoRespecting self and othersEconomic wellbeing- aspirations, work, career

Developing children’s personal and social skills, understanding of relationships and ensuring their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is central to our ethos as a school. We teach the PSHE curriculum in a variety of ways including:

Rights and Responsibilities – These are central to our ethos and code of conduct for children throughout our school. The concept of taking responsibility and being part of a team and community, making our school a lovely place to be is central to life at our school. Our Rights and Responsibilities are emphasised frequently in all areas of school life and children see the consequences of their behaviours and understand why taking responsibility is so important in ensuring that everyone’s needs are met.

Whole school assembly themes – these are reinforced in assemblies in the hall and in class throughout the week.  They cover themes such as: honesty, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, anti-bullying, wisdom, friendship, achieving our goals, taking risks, perseverance, independence, British Values, being inspired, caring for our planet, various religious festivals, etc.

PSHE sessions is class – these may take the form of games, circle time, discussions or debates or may cover specific aspects such as road safety including sessions from the police and fire brigade, school nurse, cycle safety, dental health or the world of work. They may be taught through a Philosophy for Children approach when the focus is a broad theme that lends itself to exploration.

Life Education Bus – all children have a half-day session on the Life Education Bus each year. Children learn about relationships, medicines and drugs, keeping their bodies healthy and dealing with peer pressure in fun interactive sessions on the bus.

Our PSHE curriculum is taught in a structured way but it also underpins everything we do and much of our PSHE work is incidental and conveyed in the many conversations and lessons we do with the children each and every day.  Fundamental to our school ethos is the way in which the children interact with each other and the values and skills that they develop for themselves so these are woven through all aspects of school life and reinforced by all adults in school.

SEND: For children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, we ensure that all teaching and learning is inclusive and that children are supported wherever necessary with resources, teaching assistant or teacher support and additional input if required.

Planning guidelines

We use the SCARF resources linked with the Lancashire Life Education Bus as the basis for our PSHE curriculum. Because we have mixed age classes from Y1-6, we follow the year groups’ programme in alternating years:

In Year A (linked with Year A for all curriculum areas) we follow Y1,3 and 5 from SCARF.

In Year B we follow Y2, 4 and 6 from SCARF to ensure full coverage for all children.

We also recognise, however, that PSHE learning must be responsive to the specific needs of individual and groups of children so we also use our PSHE lessons to address themes and issues most pertinent to our children within the broad themes:

Below is our term by term mapping of knowledge and skills within each of the themes set out above.

We use the SCARF knowledge and skills progression documents to check and assess progress within each of the 6 areas. We teach PSHE on a 2 year rolling programme to cover both year groups’ content for each class. We assess PSHE against end points at the end of each half term and use continual assessment to inform teaching.