PSHE at PBPS: Vision and Intent
PSHE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHE Curriculum Overview: Implementation
Here at Pratts Bottom Primary School, we use Jigsaw to implement our PSHE offering.
During their time at the school, pupils develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas:
- developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities;
- preparing to play an active role as citizens;
- developing a healthy, safer lifestyle;
- developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.
In addition children are taught about Road Safety through films and activities supplied and organised by the Borough Road Safety Officer. Pupils in the upper juniors participate in the Bikeability programme. Transport for London trainers also visit Year 6 classes to encourage safe and responsible use of public transport.
For more information on Jigsaw please click here.
PSHE Outcomes: Impact
PSHE learning impacts on physical and mental wellbeing, helps pupils to build and maintain positive relationships, and prepares them to become responsible citizens. PSHE supports pupils to reach their full potential by reducing barriers to learning, and developing skills and attributes - such as confidence and a positive attitude.
Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)
The school has an agreed policy on RSHE which meets the updated (2020) statutory requirements.
The objective of RSHE is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. A successful program, firmly embedded in PSHE lessons and appropriately linked to other curriculum areas will help young people to respect themselves and others and move with confidence through adolescence into adulthood. Although Sex Education itself is taught in Year 5, pupils learn about relationships and how to maintain good physical, emotional and mental health throughout their time at PBPS.
In accordance with the law parents have a right to withdraw their child from Sex Education lessons. If this is the case we would encourage you to discuss the matter with the class teacher before making a final decision. Should you choose to withdraw your child from these lessons please notify the school in writing of your decision. Parents wishing to view the Sex Education and Relationships Policy should contact the school office.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)
The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils is central to the education that we seek to provide our children at PBPS, and it always has been.
Whilst there will be elements of the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development that are provided for discretely, it is our aim for SMSC to be a central thread that runs through all aspects of our curricular and extra-curricular provision. Teachers identify opportunities to develop SMSC themes as part of the pupils’ wider planned learning opportunities and in doing so we ensure that SMC is woven into the fabric of learning at PBPS, wherever that learning may take place.
The school’s commitment to both the rights of children and the promotion of fundamental British values, including the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, are also key aspects of the school’s provision in this regard.