“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world” – Malala Yousafzai
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a subject through which pupils at Marsh Green Primary School develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We aim to ensure that our students have everything they need to stay happy, healthy and safe as they are the future of the nation and citizens of tomorrow.
At Marsh Green learning opportunities are spread across three core themes:
Health and Wellbeing
Living in the Wider World
Our intention is that when children leave Marsh Green Primary School they will have the knowledge, understanding and emotions to play a positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.
In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these, so that they have good mental health and wellbeing. Our PSHE curriculum promotes the moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life. Our Relationships and Sex Education enables our children to learn how to be safe, and develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.
At Marsh Green Primary School, our PSHE programme of learning and wider curriculum will enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance 2019.
Our PSHE programme “My Life” is an integral part of our PSHE provision and is designed to meet the unique needs of KS1 and KS2 pupils. It uses open learning activities which suits the ethos of PSHE in our school. All learning activities used in "My Life" allow opportunities for discussion and debate.
Our ever expanding provision of PSHE links to a variety of areas. For example: Race and Social Justice, British Values and Social, Moral/Cultural responsibilities. PSHE also has several cross-curricular links, for example Computing (E-safety), Science (recycling), PE (leading healthy active lives).
Flexibility in our School timetable is also important as it allows us to respond to local/national/global events that may occur in an age appropriate way. For example: Anti-Bulling Week, Black History Month, International Women’s Day and Mental Health Week.
By the time children Marsh Green Primary School they will:
Demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others.
Have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.
Take responsibility for their actions.
Have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships.
Have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
Demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
Be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.
Be equipped to ‘Fly Towards Our Dreams’.
Assessment within discrete PSHE lessons, will ensure that pupils are building on their skills and knowledge over time. It will demonstrate progression and also uniformity between parallel classes.
Predetermined learning objectives allows teachers to be mindful of the assessment elements within lessons and helps them to plan subsequent lessons. Children are given the opportunity to self-assess as well as identify areas for self-improvement during lessons.
A students success is recognised through:
Praising good behaviour/work
Star of The week Certificates
Writer of the Week Certificates
Reading Raffle Book Prizes
In order to ensure that PSHE has an impact across the whole school community, the PSHE leader will monitor the subject by: gathering evidence of written activities, monitoring displays, monitoring class webpages and ongoing discussions with pupils and colleagues.