At Millfields Primary School, the intent of our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (P.S.H.E.) curriculum is to inspire children through a curriculum which is accessible to all, and that will maximise the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. P.S.H.E. is embedded in all that we do to enable our children to become independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society. Our P.S.H.E. curriculum has been built with the aim to support the development of the ‘whole child’, by helping them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development. Children will be able to develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
At Millfields Primary School, we want to create a P.S.H.E. programme of learning and wider curriculum which will enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance 2019. Our P.S.H.E. programme is an integral part of our whole school P.S.H.E. education provision and is designed to meet the unique needs of pupils, not only through the P.S.H.E. Association Scheme of Work, but through our wider curriculum offer. The P.S.H.E. Association Scheme of Work uses open learning activities which suit the ethos of P.S.H.E. in our school. All learning activities used allow opportunities for discussion and debate. Open learning activities provide an opportunity for children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding and attitudes. Our ever expanding wider provision of P.S.H.E. promotes opportunities to link British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) responsibilities.
At Millfields Primary School we deliver the P.S.H.E. curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice to help all children achieve. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We expect teachers to use a P.S.H.E. programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of P.S.H.E. education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
We believe that P.S.H.E. plays a vital part of primary education and as well as discrete focused lessons, it is also embedded throughout the curriculum. P.S.H.E. is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.