The teaching and learning of PSHE occurs throughout the school day and across the curriculum. It underpins our school values and our approach to the safeguarding of children and promoting equality.
PSHE is also taught in discrete sessions and through extracurricular clubs and activities such as: the School Council and the Rights Respecting Steering Group. Discrete units include age-appropriate focuses on Anti-Bullying and Respect, Personal Relationship education, and Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco education.
This is particularly important when delivering topics of a sensitive nature. At Durdan’s Park Primary School, our PSHE curriculum empowers the children to make healthy lifestyle choices, develop and build on self-esteem, and to understand their rights and responsibilities. We celebrate our similarities and differences, learning and sharing what it means to be part of a multicultural society. Morality, equality, and critical thinking are continually explored and developed so that children can voice their thoughts and ideas. We encourage children to ask questions and engage in their learning alongside their peers; preparing them for active citizenship while developing their social skills. Overall, our PSHE programme of study aims to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
PSHE, per (known as Personal, Social Emotional Development within the EYFS curriculum) is concerned with developing children’s’ well being, knowledge, skills and attitudes. At Durdan’s Primary School, staff work inclusively with pupils and the wider school community to provide opportunities for pupils to become effective and reflective individuals. This prepares children for an active role in the school society, and subsequently, adult life.