Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
Our current unit of work is:
Rights and Responsibilities
Children will learn about how they can help to look after the environment. They'll also be thinking about how to manage money (economic education) and the changing rights and responsibilities they have as they grow older.
Please use the link below for activities and ideas about how you can support your child at home
Life Education are coming to school on Thursday 6th January and Friday 7th January to deliver part of our PSHE curriculum. Please see the documents below for more information
Life Education Jan 22
What is PSHE Education?
PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
What do schools have to teach in PSHE Education?
According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
• promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
• promotes British values.
In EYFS Statutory Framework 2021, states that children’s personal, social and emotional development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives, and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world. Strong, warm and supportive relationships with adults enable children to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others. Children should be supported to manage emotions, develop a positive sense of self, set themselves simple goals, have confidence in their own abilities, to persist and wait for what they want and direct attention as necessary. Through adult modelling and guidance, they will learn how to look after their bodies, including healthy eating, and manage personal needs independently. Through supported interaction with other children, they learn how to make good friendships, co-operate and resolve conflicts peaceably. These attributes will provide a secure platform from which children can achieve at school and in later life.
From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.
Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010).
Pilling St John's CE Primary School and Nursery follows SCARF.
What is SCARF approach to PSHE, and how does it work?
Coram Life Education provide online resources that support primary schools in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement, through the values of:
Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.
A child's health and wellbeing makes a difference to their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes are developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and this is critical to ensuring children are effective learners.
We recognise how important these skills and attitudes are in unlocking pupils' potential, helping to raise achievement.
SCARF provides a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to be safe, healthy and to achieve their best, academically and socially.
SCARF is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme (lesson plans and teaching resources) for the whole primary school from ages 3-11. It also includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education.
SCARF brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme at the same time at their own level. There are six half-term units of work and each class is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.