Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
At Chiddingstone Church of England School we encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing, we help develop their sense of self worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through Pupil Voice. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
Our programme of study for PSHE has been developed in conjunction with advice from the PSHE Association and is based on three core themes, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility. The core themes are as follows:
The core themes are taught in accordance with pupils’ readiness, are appropriate across all Key Stages and build upon Early Years Foundation Stage learning.
PSHE is timetabled weekly in each class. Lessons follow the whole school programme of study for PSHE. Lessons are therefore progressive ensuring that, over the years, children develop both skills and knowledge.
Since September 2020 is its a statutory requirement for schools to teach relationship education.
At Chiddingstone Church of England School, we believe in providing every pupil with open, honest, accurate and age-appropriate lessons all about relationships. Relationship Education forms an important component of PSHE and is an essential and integral part of the broad and balanced curriculum taught at Chiddingstone Church of England School. Our provision for Relationship Education contributes towards the school’s ethos, supporting children and young people in their development. At Chiddingstone Church of England School we encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing, we help develop their sense of self- worth and to understand about rights and responsibilities. Through the school’s ethos and values, we aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills, opinions, strategies and confidence - enabling them to cope with life and live safely and happily in the modern world. We highly value the partnership between school and home and will promote open and informative two-way communication with parents and carers. We aim to provide parents and carers with accurate information about what their child is learning in school and to provide the best learning environment and opportunities for our children