PSHE/Safeguarding is an important part of our curriculum as gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe. We cover a range of different topics across the course of the year.
We have split our longterm plan into three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World (including economic wellbeing and some aspects of careers education). These three core themes enable the children to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and communicate constructively in a variety of settings. It also allows them to develop an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others which will help learners to form and maintain positive relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.
Our PSHE/Safeguarding curriculum aims to;
- Develop positive attitudes and behaviour
- Build pupils resilience, confidence and independence
- Prepare pupils for success in their ongoing and future education
- Equip ALL pupils with skills and knowledge needed for life
- Teach pupils acceptance, tolerance and empathy
Our curriculum promotes and coincides with the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils which helps when preparing them for the wider world. It links to the Christian Values and local outside agencies who can provide opportunities and expertise for first hand experiences to deepen pupils learning. PSHE/Safeguarding is taught ever week and each key theme sets out the central knowledge, learning sequence and stipulates the core vocabulary which is shared with pupils through the use of Knowledge Organisers.