Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.
Department for education. 2021.
PSHE at Woodside
At Woodside Academy, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
Year groups 1-6 follow the Coram Life Education SCARF scheme. Each lesson develops SMSC skills. The curriculum emphasises promoting equality, preventing and tackling discrimination, cultural awareness and preparing pupils positively for life in modern Britain
Through our PSHE lessons we aim to build and develop on life skills such as ie, drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
At Woodside Academy, we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught at least weekly. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of PSHE and RSE is taught in their year group. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PSHE is integral to the development of children values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.
Cultural capital gives children the tools to help them be successful in the wider world. It teaches them about relationships and being successful in different jobs and contributing to society.