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Kensworth CE Academy

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PSHE

Intent

At Kensworth CE Academy PSHE education is written alongside the National Curriculum, 2014, it reflects the rapidly changing world in which our pupils live and learn. Programmes of Study support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Pupils are also taught about safeguarding, including online learning through teaching and learning opportunities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

At Kensworth we provide learning opportunities for all children based on the SCARF comprehensive scheme of work for PSHE. We aim to deliver high quality PSHE teaching, contributing to the pupils’ personal development enabling them to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. Alongside enabling the pupils to recognise, accept and shape their identifies, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. To develop an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.  

We aim to provide a planned, developmental programme of learning through which the pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

Implementation

We use SCARF, a comprehensive scheme of work for PSHE and Wellbeing education. It covers all of the DfE's new statutory requirements for Relationships Education and Health Education, including non-statutory Sex Education, and the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study’s recommended learning opportunities, as well as contributing to different subject areas in the National Curriculum.

We follow the six suggested half termly units and adapt the scheme of work where necessary to meet the local circumstances of our school, for example, we may use our local environment as the starting point for aspects of our work. The school council are also consulted as part of our planning, to ensure pupil voice in considered and fed into the planned programme.

A whole school Curriculum Planning Overview maps the topics for each year group.

Impact

End of year assessment/ attainment data showing progress

Pupils are engaged & interacting in a responsible way demonstrating knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their own lives, the immediate next phase and future adult lives too.

Pupils have developed an awareness, which they can articulate, about differences and people in the wider community. Celebrating cultures provides links to our wider curriculum, British Values and knowledge of life ‘outside the village’.

 

PSHE education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepared for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education is also embedded throughout other curriculum areas such as Science and ICT.
From September 2020, Health Education and Relationships Education will becomes statutory in  all schools across the UK. 


Our framework for Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E.) reflects the school ethos and demonstrates and encourages the following moral values: 

  • respect for self
  • respect for others
  • responsibility for our own actions
  • responsibility for our family, friends, school and wider community


Regular class discussion – Circle Time – enables us to articulate and reinforce these values and what is important to us.  We wish to foster self-awareness, responsibility, self control and co-operation based on respect for the feelings of others.

Children have PSHE lessons from Year 1 to Year 6. Please click the following link to see the medium term curriculum plan for PSHE. Our scheme of work is based on the work of the PSHE Association.

 

Relationships, Sex and Health Education  (RSHE)

As of  September 2020 , The Department of Education have made some changes with regard to the implementation of compulsory Relationships and Sex Education in Primary schools. The  curriculum document can be found below.

Here at Kensworth CE Academy we want our pupils to feel prepared and equipped for their journey in life through secondary school  particularly and then into the wider community. We have made plans and preparations for the implementations  of this new curriculum and adapted it to meet the needs of our pupils. The RSHE policy can be found on the policies page of the website, or through this link.

Sex education at Kensworth is a term used for all the learning we need in order to gain understanding of our own bodies, instincts and feelings in order to be prepared for the responsibilities and joys of permanent relationships in the future.  As a church school, we believe that sex education should be presented within a framework that embraces Christian values, love, faithfulness and forgiveness. Sex education is mostly taught through the science curriculum as part of the Human Body. Parents are informed about PSHE lessons that include sex education and have the right to withdraw their child from lessons which are not part of the science curriculum.

 

Helpful Documents related to RSE at Kensworth:

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