PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education and is incorporated at the heart of all our learning at Newton Farm on a daily basis. This is supported by our broad and balanced curriculum, enabling children to reach their full potential. Our main aims are for children to gain greater confidence and self-esteem, appreciate and acknowledge their rights and responsibilities as happy, successful citizens in our community.
We take great pride in teaching SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning) in all aspects of our curriculum and a different theme (e.g. new beginnings, changes etc.) is discussed on a weekly whole-school assembly with the children and then followed up by various activities in the curriculum.
Not only do workshops take place during the year (e.g. during Anti-Bullying week) but these main messages are constantly delivered in the classroom.
PSHE contributes to the Literacy standards in terms of reading, writing expressively and speaking and listening, which is a large part of the subject. It is incorporated in terms of group discussions, debate, majorly philosophy for children.
Recent legislative changes mean that Relationships Education is now becoming mandatory in primary schools from September 2020. To reflect this change, we seek to implement a new strand of education into our PSHE curriculum (Relationships). The supporting documentation for this change can be found below, including our curriculum map for PSHE. During this time, we are seeking the views of parents about the changes we are intending to make.
Please review the documents below, and share any thoughts that you have about the changes that we are making by emailing the school at:
Please note that this is a consultation for parents and not the general public. When responding, please could parents ensure to add their name to their responses. Anonymous responses will not be considered.
The consultation will close on 5th March 2020, after which we plan to trial the new curriculum in Summer 2020, with full implementation of the curriculum from the start of the 2020-21 academic year.