PSHE & RSHE at Newlands
At Newlands Primary PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
At Newlands Primary we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice and it is every staff member’s responsibility to do this by being a role model and having high expectations of Newlands Pupils. All staff should actively promote, ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ and celebrate these with the children by awarding house points and table points.
The delivered curriculum (scheme of work) reflects the needs of our pupils and is tailored to meet specific needs. We expect teachers to use the PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Through the programme of study, the children should have a good balance of these overarching concepts:
At Newlands Primary we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught weekly; although there will also be opportunity to make cross curricular links and these opportunities should not be missed. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of the PSHE scheme of work.
PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever-changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies and collective worship were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.