Personal, Social and Health Education
PSHE is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives.
'As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society,' The PSHE Association.
In September 2013, the DfE published a New National Curriculum. Whilst PSHE remains a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that:
‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’
At Bangabandhu we believe Personal, Social and Health Education is a crucial element of the school curriculum. Unless children are healthy, secure and confident in making relationships and able to make right choices for themselves they will not learn to be successful learners and achieve their best.
PSHE is embedded throughout daily life at Bangabandhu. We model positive relationships, self-image and communication skills in all our day-to-day interactions, as well as teaching skills explicitly in PSHE lessons.
At Bangabandhu we use the widely respected ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work to teach discrete PSHE. We have the following whole school topics and each phase is taught their appropriate element of the scheme appropriate to their age group and maturity.
The overview is as follows:
- Being in My World - Includes understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters.
- Celebrating Difference - Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and diversity work.
- Dreams and Goals - Includes goal-setting, aspirations, working together to design and organise fund-raising events.
- Healthy Me - Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices.
- Relationships - Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.
- Changing Me - Includes Sex and Relationship Education in the context of looking at change.
Links to various PSHE polices can be found on the 'School Policies' page of this website.
There you will find:
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Drugs Education Policy
- Sex and Relationships Policy