‘Promise me you will always remember:
You’re stronger than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.’ – A.A. Milne
PSHRE is an integral part of Mordiford Primary’s curriculum. Personal, social, health and relationship education has a valuable role to play in providing our children with the skills needed to be well-rounded, global citizens for the future. We understand that this is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education and it is paramount that we provide our children with the skills and knowledge that they will need throughout their time at school and their future lives.
Intent – What do we aspire in our children in PSHRE?
At Mordiford Primary School, PSHRE is taught through the school curriculum and wider school context which helps pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe in the real and online worlds to become a productive and responsible member of a modern society. Children are taught about British Values: Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect, Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
They learn about Rights and Responsibilities; they learn attributes which will equip them to become happy, confident, positive and healthy human beings. Relationships Education teaches children the qualities that are needed to maintain positive and supportive friendships whilst developing healthy relationships, both now and in their future life.
We aim to enable our children to develop a deepening knowledge and understanding of their health and well-being, including mental and physical health. By promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural development of all pupils, preparing them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later in life.
Implementation – How is the curriculum for PSHRE organised?
PSHRE is taught weekly through SCARF which stands for:
S – safety,
C – caring,
A – achievement,
R – resilience, and
F – friendship.
SCARF is a structured scheme of work that is appropriate to the diverse needs and ages of our children. We utilise the first-hand experiences and talents of our staff in teaching PSHRE and every staff member has the responsibility to be a positive role model for the children.
PSHRE is also taught through planned Circle Time sessions that reflect the concerns of the children or current affairs. The school’s values are referenced in daily lessons where relevant and reinforced through weekly assemblies where certificates are awarded. Children are given the daily opportunity of a moment of calm and self-reflection during collective assemblies. Weekly school assemblies afford the children opportunities to become confident speakers, actors and performers.
Children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing an important role in school life, such as the elected School Councillors, Worship Crew, Eco committee, student buddies and student leaders. Children know they can talk to any grown up in school if they are worried or feeling unhappy.
Visits from the Fire Service and Police Force are utilised to teach children about people we can trust, potential dangers in society and how to stay safe from harm. The teaching of the NSPCC’s P.A.N.T.S. acronym teaches about children’s rights and ownership of their own body. Relationship Education teaches children how to recognise the good qualities in friendships and healthy relationships for later in life.
Impact – how do we monitor PSHRE?
Through the SCARF programme of study and many other cross-curricular opportunities to teach PSHRE, our children should reach a secure understanding of the following concepts:
Me and my relationships – children can say what is positive and healthy about their friendships and relationships within their family.
Valuing Difference – they understand what we mean by diversity and equality and are respectful and kind to others.
Identity and self-worth – children can identify their merits and are proud in their achievements.
Keeping Safe – they recognise risk and the importance of keep everyone safe. Children can remember the P.A.N.T.S. acronym and online safety rules for keeping themselves safe. They know who to go to if they feel worried.
Rights and Respect – pupils can express their opinions clearly in class and assemblies; they are thoughtful and charitable.
Being my best – they learn that they are responsible for the choices they make and learn about morality, gaining a sense of ‘right and wrong’. They know what strategies to use if they feel they are being bullied or feel unsafe or unhappy.
Growing and Changing – they learn about leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle including mental well-being, they recognise signs of change (statutory teaching law).
How do we review and assess learning in PSHRE?
- Monitoring long term and medium-term plans.
- A review of learning in floor books.
- Lesson observations.
- Interviewing and listening to the pupil’s voice.
All children will have:
- The impact of PHSRE is evidenced in the excellent behaviour and attitudes that we witness in our school community on a daily basis.
- High aspirations, which will see them develop a successful child and adult life.