At Broadway Junior School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become happy, healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. 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, which in turn enables them to become more mature, independent and self-confident.
We aim to provide a supportive, stimulating and secure environment where children are encouraged to express themselves and where their contributions are valued. They develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions. Relationships education and mental wellbeing is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, safety and health. Some aspects are taught in science, and others will be taught as part of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE). It also gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline. High quality relationships education helps create safe school community in which pupils can grow, learn, and develop positive, healthy behaviour for life. As they begin to develop into young adults, they will learn how to make confident and informed choices about their health (both physical and mental) and environment, to take more responsibility for their own learning; and to resist bullying. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in PSHE, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school (see attached framework). Every year group plans and delivesr a clear, appropriate scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. (The PSHE curriculum has core learning themes: Physical health and mental wellbeing and relationships education. It also links with British Values). We aim to go above and beyond statutory framework to ensure our children are skilled and equipped to deal with life after Broadway.
We ensure that PSHE and Relationships Education is taught weekly (with additional sessions/assemblies/theme days throughout the year, as and when required) and hold wellbeing at the centre of all we do. When appropriate, children will record in their topic/curriculum books. Children’s photographs and samples of work are displayed throughout school and staff model positive relationships and attitudes at all times. Our school council meet regularly throughout the year and discuss improvements that could be made to our school, taking into account pupil voice via our suggestion box, as well as being positive role models throughout school.
The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Broadway Junior School are equipped with skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3, and for life as an adult in the wider world. We want children to: