Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a fundamental part of learning for children. Here at Pencoys, this is fostered from the very beginning of our Early Years Foundation stage where children are encouraged to develop lifelong social skills and friendships. Our inclusive curriculum provides all children with opportunities to be expressive and understand the importance of moral values.
Our PSHE curriculum forms part of our wider Personal Development offer at Pencoys.
Our PSHE is taught through the Discovery Education Health and Relationships Programme (including sex education – see RSE policy and guidance below). The programme teaches skills and knowledge allowing pupils to develop their own values and learning behaviour which in turn develops pupils’ well-being.
Discovery Education provides a progressive scheme of work for children rom Year 1 – Year 6. The programme consists of six half termly themes as outlined below:
- Healthy and happy friendships
- Similarities and differences
- Caring and responsibility
- Family and committed relationships
- Healthy bodies and healthy minds
- Coping with change
Our EYFS follow the same half termly themes focusing on their Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED) and Understanding of the World. We have a dedicated pastoral lead who provides personalised and tailored support to individuals or group of pupils as required.
Our curriculum vision, values and drivers underpin all learning in PSHE:
We are REFLECTIVE
Celebrate successes and learn from mistakes.
We are KIND
Treat others how they want to be treated.
We are RESPECTFUL
Follow rules and be polite.