At Meadowside, our intent is for every pupil to leave the school as well-rounded individuals who have the knowledge and skills required to make positive choices for themselves, their bodies and those in the community around them. We want to give them a safe space within the school that they can ask questions and learn from each other by listening to different perspectives.
In Early Years Foundation Stage, pupils are taught through discrete ‘Protective Behaviours’ lessons as well as adapting PSHE teaching to meet pupil’s needs. PSHE provision is also given through: role-play, storytelling, physical education and problem solving are used to help build pupil’s social and emotional development, their understanding of physical health and the world around them and their communication and language skills.
In KS1 and KS2, we have adopted the ‘You, Me, PSHE’ scheme of work which fulfils the statutory requirements of relationships and health education as well as sections that are not required under the same guidance. The primary PSHE curriculum strands of learning are: relationships and health education, drug, alcohol and tobacco education, keeping safe and managing risk, mental health and emotional wellbeing, physical health and wellbeing, careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing, identity, society and equality.
By implementing PSHE as set out by this policy, pupils will develop the skills they need to manage their own health and wellbeing, the knowledge of how different kinds of relationships work and understanding of their place in the local and wider community.