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Our PSHE subject leader is Mrs Hall

PSHE Policy and Overview

At Whitley Abbey Primary School we celebrate the diversity of our community.  We engage with our families regularly to support and inform them so every child becomes the best that they can be to  leave us in Year 6 with the skills and positive thinking needed to achieve their ambitions and lead happy, successful lives. We share the possibilities that lie ahead for our children, they learn how subjects they learn in school may link to future occupations and interests.

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and Relationships Sex Education (RSE) helps our children to 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. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

We are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. Teachers use a programme for PSHE and RSE that equips pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum and in statutory guidance on:  drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. Our key curriculum drivers of Possibilities, Community, Well Being and Love of Learning are taught explicitly through the PSHE curriculum as they are through the whole curriculum.

Through PSHE and the wider curriculum our children are explicitly taught the growth mindset skills of resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness and reflection which can be transferred to all areas of their lives.   Our aim is to have a school of happy and resilient children who have a strong moral purpose underpinned by our Whitley Core Values of kindness, friendship, courage, honesty, gratitude and resilience.