Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. We aim to deliver high quality PSHE through a variety of learning experiences and daily activities. Many of the core concepts will be covered in Personal, Social, Health and Economic Lessons (PSHE) and in circle times and the reading of stories. There are also a wide range of cross-curricular opportunities, such as understanding online safety and physical health.
Our school’s curriculum has been developed to reflect the community and local area, with a focus on developing emotional intelligence and recognising the importance of mental health and wellbeing. We are a school with a culturally diverse student body and we aim to promote the understanding and mutual respect of one another by celebrating our different backgrounds and beliefs.
The three main curriculum strands across our PSHE curriculum are:
1. Health and Wellbeing
3. Living in the Wider World: economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen.
Termly overviews for each year group can be found for further detail.
There are other opportunities to for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development, for example through:
Relationships and Sex education
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. Mallard Primary School believes that effective RSE is essential to enable children make informed decisions about their lives. The RSE programme is integrated into the PSHE curriculum within the school and is delivered such that it meets with the guidance set out in latest DFE guidance ‘Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education: Statutory guidance for governing bodies, proprietors, head teachers, principals, senior leadership teams, teachers’ (July 2019). RSE is the life-long learning about physical, moral and emotional and moral development. The school recognises the importance of a mutually supportive relationships. It does not promote any one form of relationship but ensures there is no stigmatism of children based upon their home circumstances.
Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC
The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of pupils as a result of schools promoting fundamental British values.