What is Personal, Social, Health & Emotional (PSHE) Education?
PSHE education is a planned programme that supports and enhances the learning and development of children and young people. The programme allows children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
At Upperby Primary School we want all children to successfully develop qualities, skills and attributes they need to thrive as happy children and pupils, well-rounded individuals, and family members and members of society. Our You Can Do It and PSHE programmes play a vital role in supporting positive development.
PSHE prepares our children to manage many of the most important and critical opportunities they will face growing up. They learn how to deal with life challenges, face difficulties head on and become responsible for their actions and behaviour in such a rapidly challenging and changing time. PSHE helps children to apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfill their academic potential.
Live Well, Learn Well.
At Upperby Primary School, we use the guidance material from the Lancashire Grid for Learning. The Live Well, Learn Well pack develops key skills, knowledge and understanding through different units of work across the Early years and Key stage 1 & 2. Each area taught is presented at an age-appropriate level. All children cover each unit but the content detail may vary and the activities they experience may be very different.
Themes covered are as follows;
At Upperby Primary School we believe that everyone deserves to be happy and free from discrimination and bullying. Therefore Anti-Bullying themes and activities are embedded and regularly developed across the curriculum. Teachers plan activities to promote diversity and equality. Homophobic bullying is challenged and You Can Do It skills are promoted.
PSHE at home - Useful links for parents;
What are British Values?
Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class or by members of staff.
The Rule of Law
Children have the opportunity to learn about the importance of Laws. We have laws and rules to follow everywhere - school, country, Rules are consistently reinforced throughout the school day in class, at playtime and in assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our PSHE lessons.
Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
At Upperby Primary School we positively promote diversity. Our PSHE curriculum supports and enhances Diversity education and assemblies often address diversity through story and celebration. Our RE curriculum reinforces acceptance and understanding of different faiths and religions positively.
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