PSHE Intent Statement
At Castle View Primary School we believe that PSHE is a vital part of children’s education.
The DfE states that schools should seek to use PSHE education to build on the school curriculum and for teachers to be free to address the topics most relevant for their pupils, drawing on good practice and advice from professional organisations.
In new plans from the Education Secretary it will be compulsory for all schools to teach children about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe on and offline, and the importance of healthy relationships. The proposals also state that all pupils will study a new reformed relationships education in primary schools.
This will become compulsory in all schools across the country from September 2020, and will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds.
At Castle View Primary School we tailor our PSHE curriculum to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.
In line with current statutory guidance we ensure we cover areas such as drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. This is covered thematically through PSHE lessons or using a cross curricular approach in Science, Maths, Computing and PE. We offer experiences from outside professional organisations such as Coram Life Education, Lancashire Fire and Police Services and through whole school events such as enterprise week.
At Castle View Primary School we provide a holistic learning approach to PSHE, which is tailored to the children we teach. We strive to provide a learning environment where children can communicate, collaborate and learn while feeling safe, respected and cared for.