PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) enables children to acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes they need to manage their lives. PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of the local and global society in which they live.
Through the PSHE curriculum, the pupils of Alderman Bolton Primary School are provided with opportunities to enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through: cooperation, communication, evaluation, reflection, decision making and managing their emotions. The children learn about their human rights (through UNICEF’s ‘Children’s Rights’ articles) and engage with issues of diversity, identity and equality through exploration of similarities and differences between people and their experiences, and the discussion of social and moral dilemmas.
At Alderman Bolton Primary School, delivery of the PSHE curriculum is taught using a cross curricular approach through the core and foundation subjects, along with lessons based on the PSHE Association and SUMO learning objectives and those in relation to UNICEF’s Right Respecting School. Teachers use a wide range of teaching strategies, including role play, discussion, group work and circle time as a vehicle for delivering, discussing and reflecting on life skills.
At Alderman Bolton Primary School, we believe the role of PSHE is significant to individual pupil motivation and achievement; it teaches children to make independent, healthy, confident and respectful choices in order to develop into an active citizen with a strong, positive disposition and self-worth.
The PSHE aims for the academic year 2018-2019 are as follows:
- PSHE lessons continue to be completed based on the PSHE Association and SUMO learning objectives. Evidence from lessons to be uploaded onto Twitter using #ABPSPSHE
- A range of ‘Themed Weeks’ are to take place throughout the course of the year: Friendship, Health and Wellbeing, Aspirations and Keep Safe
- SUMO training to be rolled out throughout school to ensure that all staff feel confident teaching these lessons
- Daily Mile to be set up during Health and Wellbeing week and continued throughout the course of the year.
- Right Respecting School ethos to be continued to be embedded across school, including a ‘Steering Group’ of children to write articles for the school’s newsletter, along with leading assemblies. Regular lessons to be completed within classes related to ‘Children’s Rights’