At Westmoor Primary school, our intent is to build a PSHE curriculum that prepares children to be a respectful, tolerant, global citizen in a diverse society. This broader PSHE ed programme includes economic well-being, careers and enterprise education. Our programme of study sets our learning opportunities for each key stage under three core themes: Health and Well-Being, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World.
The content is well-matched to the needs of the pupils. It is age (developmentally appropriate) and is based on what pupils are likely to need to know (including any safeguarding considerations) and what they are likely to be able to understand. The curriculum is sequenced and progressively builds upon prior knowledge.
The RSHE (relationships) curriculum includes the acquisition of knowledge and understanding and the development of skills and respectful attitudes. The curriculum is inclusive, so it meets the needs of all pupils.
The content of the RSHE curriculum at Westmoor Primary School is informed by:
Practical guide for faith sensitivities for schools. Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) - Practical Guide to Faith Sensitivities for Schools - Final 15.06.2021zz.pdf
National guidance and evidence-based research about RSHE/PSHE ed.
Information about the law/ legal rights including the Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty.
Relevant health and other data (both local and national).
The views of staff, parents, and governors.
Nationally recognised and/or quality assured resources (e.g. The PSHE Association and NSPCC.
Our whole school approach which consists of five areas of learning:
Health and wellbeing
There are meaningful opportunities for cross-curricular learning, in particular with Computing for online safety and Science for growing, nutrition, teeth, diet and lifestyle. The scheme provides consistent messages throughout the age ranges including how and where to access help. A range of teaching and learning activities are used and are based on good practice in teaching RSE/PSHE education to ensure that all children can access learning and make progress. Please refer to our coverage grids which include each year group’s objective.
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 Westmoor 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 tolerance .
Respect to themselves and others.