Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
PSHE Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact
At St George’s, we want our children to grow in our safe and nurturing environment to be happy, responsible and respectful citizens of the world.
Our curriculum promotes personal, spiritual, cultural and emotional growth in our children, making them reflective and compassionate learners. We believe that PSHE is at the core of everything we do and that alongside our distinct Christian ethos and school values, our children can be self-aware, compassionate and reflective. This in turn, prepares our students for learning and creates a positive growth mindset and a ‘can do’ attitude.
Our whole school approach to PSHE and RSE is down to the belief that success in these areas will lead to excellence across the whole curriculum. We follow the PSHE Association and their three core themes of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World, and these are taught in weekly lessons. For RSE, we follow the Christopher Winter Project. Across the school, learning is evidenced in class floor books for children to look through and recap on previous learning.
We learn through an engaging curriculum of partner, group and whole-class activities and respectful circle times, and we make links across other subjects to deepen our understanding of personal, social, health and economic issues in the world. We actively promote the British Values of Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and the Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs, through our PSHE and our RE curriculum.
In EYFS, children learn through the PSED aspect of the Early Learning Goals. Through play, they will learn about relationships with friends and family, themselves, homes and communities, naming and expressing emotions and feelings, how to stay healthy, the world of work and making memories.
Our teaching of PSHE will lead to children meeting the standards of attainments across the school and those that are expected of our children nationally. Children will each make progress relative to their own individual starting point. The implementation and impact of the PSHE curriculum is assessed across school to ensure that children are provided with the best possible chance at succeeding. We strive to ensure that by the end of their time with us at St George’s each child will:
- Recognise and apply the British Values
- Be able to recognise, understand and manage their own emotions
- Understand who they can rely on and ask for support
- Look after their own mental health and ask for support where necessary
- Be on their way to maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Recognise differences and have an understanding of diversity
- Apply learnt skills in real life situations
- Demonstrate self-confidence and self-esteem
- Have developed and maintained healthy relationships with peers and adults
- Understand the physical aspects involved in the teaching of RSE at the level appropriate to them as an individual
- Show respect to themselves and others
You can find the PSHE National Curriculum here
You can find St George's PSHE Curriculum here
Our PSHE Curriculum
Whole School PSHE Overview