At Village Primary, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our local community, Thornaby and in the role of a global citizen.
PSHE’s intent is to help our children understand how they are developing personally and socially, whilst tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up to develop healthy, safe relationships. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and, in light of technological advancement and social media, understand what it means to be a member of a diverse and rapidly changing society.
Using the scheme of work from Life-wise, PSHE is delivered under each of the core themes
● health education
● relationships education
Life wise is based on the end of primary stage goals for the new DFE relationships, physical health and mental well-being education programme (2019). As well as encapsulating all the requirements of the national curriculum, it also strengthens pupils’ physical health, educates pupils about their mental wellbeing, equips pupils with skills for life, encourages the right values and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and teaches necessary survival skills. In addition to this, by using a range of strategies (global goals and growth mindset) we prioritise equipping every child with the skills they need to ‘explore, dream and discover’. Through the use of ‘philosophy for children’ (P4C) we encourage them to challenge ideas and voice their opinions in a safe environment.
Our children are encouraged to be proud and to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider Thornaby community. We listen to the needs of the community and respond to current local, national and international issues in an age appropriate way.