At Slinfold CE Primary School our PSHE curriculum supports building the pupils’ knowledge and skills in emotional literacy, self-awareness, understanding of health, relationships and keeping safe. We strive to promote children’s self-esteem and emotional and physical well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships. We aim to provide a range of opportunities for children to develop themselves in a well balanced way encouraging both an awareness of others and the growth of responsible independence. Through this, children can develop the confidence, talents and skills, to become effective individuals, motivated learners and active citizens. We want to prepare them for the future by encouraging the development of characteristics for life such as a love of learning, resilience, integrity, team work, critical thinking and independence. These attributes and skills will help to prepare them for the world ahead and enable them to make well balanced decisions later on in life.
At Slinfold PSHE education will be provided to all children within our school. Children with SEND will be supported to access health, relationships and sex education through high-quality, teacher-led quality first teaching, following the guidance of the SEND code of practice. Teaching will be differentiated and personalised to suit their individual context. PSHE education will be taught on a weekly discrete basis, with some content also being taught through other subject areas, and within other contexts, such as assemblies, ‘circle time’ or ‘class meetings’. A taught session may look very different in one year group to the next - class teachers have discretion to plan and deliver teaching that suits the individual needs of their class, whilst ensuring that all curriculum content is covered effectively. There is no expectation that children complete formal written recording of teaching, although some form of recording is encouraged. Our sessions are discussion based, giving children the chance to freely talk about any feelings or opinions. Pre-teaching can occur so that children with SEND can have an idea of the content that will covered within the PSHE lessons. Each class has a worry box in place so that children can raise worries or concerns in a way that they may feel more comfortable or discrete.