Personal Development - PSHE

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PSHE Statement of Intent

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, pSHE educations helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. PSHE is a key way that schools can ensure that pupils are recevigin a wide and varied curriculum that is relevant to the lives they live today and prepares them for the future. 

The Government;s statutory safeguarding guidance for schools: Keeping children safe in education; statutory guidance for schools and colleges (May 2016) states that: 'Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure children are taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. This may include covering relevant issues through personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), through sex and relationship education (SRE)'.

The National Curriculum (September, 2014) states that all schools: 

  • Must provide a curriculum that is broadly based and balanced and which meets the needs of all pupils
  • Promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils at the school and society
  • Make provision for PSHE education, drawing on good practice across the education sector. 

PSHE Statement of Implementation

At Little Leigh Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum with the aid of a programme of study titled You, Me, PSHE. We have adapted this clear and progressive PSHE curriculum to fit the needs and goals of our children.

You, Me, PSHE has seven strands to be taught throughout the children's time at Little Leigh Primary. 

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Within each strand, there are age appropriate topics for each year group from year 1 to year 6. One topic is taught per half term. Each topic consists of three lessons per half term where teachers deliver a series of lessons based on the overall learning intention and specific learning outcomes. It is important to note that we will not be delivering the Sex and Relationships Education as prescribed in You, Me, PSHE. We will continue to deliver our SRE through the Christopher Winter Project, which we have been using for several years. It is imperative for us to continue using this platform to ensure that the learning is aligned for each group, which is then built upon each year.  Where SRE is stipulated in Years 2, 4 and 6, the teachers will deliver the Christopher Winter Project. In Years 1, 3 and 5, they will teach the SRE in addition to the You, Me, PSHE curriculum. 

Assessment has been included as an integral part of each topic. At the beginning of the topic, pupils complete a pre-topic assessment activity, which is then repeated at the end of the topic. This enables both pupils and teachers to understand and demonstrate the progress made. Pupils will also complete a self-reflection activity at the end of each topic. This encourages self-evaluation and relfection on learning within each smaller PSHE topic. 

Year Group Overviews

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PSHE Statement of Impact

To monitor learing in PSHE, a sample of pupils' wider curriculum books from each class will be collected and progress checked. Evidence may also be found on the schools' Twitter page, @LittleLeighSch, or on Seesaw for Years 1 and 2. Individual progress will be monitored, as well as ensuring that the intended coverage for each year group is adhered to. The subject leader (Jo Proctor) will focus on certain units to ensure that particular strands are developed in each year group with a clear sense of progression from Years 1  - 6. The subject lead will also take a selection of pupils to gather a sense of pupil voice about the children's own feelings and thoughts regarding the delivery of PSHE. Drops ins and learning walks will also take place at planned points throughout the calendar year (January - December). 

For further information, contact  Jo Proctor jproctor@littleleighprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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