"PSHE education is the school subject through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future"
Our school’s vision is driven by ensuring our children have a chance to shine and preparing them for a future of possibilities. At Bowness, we know how important it is to develop a supportive learning environment that promotes the emotional, personal and social development of all children. PSHE teaches children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. We want our pupils to become responsible members of society, and so through the PSHE curriculum we encourage them to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.
As part of the PSHE curriculum, we teach the pupils Relationship Health Education. RHE provides the children with age appropriate information that covers mental health and well-being, physical health (including healthy lifestyles) and learning about safe, healthy relationships, including understanding consent and safety online.
We use the Kapow PSHE scheme of work, from EYFS to Year 6, as a basis for our curriculum framework and have adapted it to reflect the context of our school and local community, and to address our pupils’ needs and stages of development.
PSHE also enables them to reflect on and clarify both their own and British values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of attitudes and values they encounter now and in the future.
Children will learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it.
Children will develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national and global issues and political and social institutions
Children will make confident and informed choices about their health and environment; taking responsibility, individually and as a group, for their own learning; and to resist bullying.
Children will recognise the different risks in different situations and then decide how to behave responsibly, including judging what is acceptable and unacceptable.
Children will understand that differences and similarities between people arise from a number of factors, including cultural, ethnic, racial and religious diversity, gender and disability.
At the end of KS2, children will begin to understand the transition from a child to a young adult and the changes of puberty.
Characteristics of a child growing up as a successful citizen in modern Britain
- Be able to demonstrate that they recognise their own worth and that of others, and identify positive ways to face new challenges.
- The ability to express their views confidently, and listen to and show respect for the views of others.
- The ability to make choices about how to develop healthy lifestyles.
- The ability to identify some factors that affect emotional health and well-being.
- Ability to identify different types of relationships and show ways to maintain good relationships.
- Research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events.
- Understand why and how rules are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and take part in making and changing rules.
- Demonstrate respect and tolerance towards others, and resolve differences by looking at alternatives, making decisions and explaining choices
- Shown an appreciation of the diversity of religious, and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and describe some of the different beliefs and values in society.
- Be able to articulate the meaning of the British Values and how these support harmony within their own and wider communities.
Aspirations for the Future
Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs. Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future linked to PSHE:
- Guide Dog Trainer
- Kit Manager
- Helicopter Mission Controller
- Attractions Manager
- Rehoming Assistant