PSHE and RSHE
WHISTON JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL: Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (PSHE) Policy and Scheme of Work
PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our Programme of Study for PSHE education (key stages 1-5) aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).
The national curriculum also states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. PSHE education contributes to schools' statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgements in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding.
The relationships and health aspects of PSHE education will be compulsory in all schools from September 2020.
Please note: Our PSHE curriculum is under review this year (February 2020). The schemes of work we are using below are from Rotherham's Healthy Schools programme but will be updated to coincide with the new guidelines in readiness for September 2020.