PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education continues to be a growing part of the school curriculum. It covers a wide range of topics such as:
- Friendships and relationships
- Growing and changing
- Special people
- Keeping safe both indoors and outdoors
- Medicines and drugs
- Healthy eating
- Economic wellbeing
- The environment
- Respecting differences between people
- Global citizenship
- Transition to secondary school
- British Values and SMSC
- Enterprise and Life Skills
Teaching in these areas aims to help pupils develop into responsible, caring members of society and provide them with skills for life. The school has specific policies which relate to relationship and sex education, drug education and food in school. Copies of these policies are available from the school office and parents are welcome to read them and give feedback on them. Parents and pupils will also be involved when these policies are reviewed.
Sex and Relationship Education is not a compulsory part of the primary curriculum. However, we choose to teach it as a block in Year 5 as we feel it is beneficial for children in Upper Key Stage 2 to have an awareness of this and illuminate any misconceptions. All parents are shown the resources used to inform the children and are given the opportunity to remove their child from the sessions if they feel it necessary.
SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) Education along with British Values is becoming an important part of the PSHE curriculum. At Barugh Green, we promote these values in every day teaching and learning as well as through assemblies and displays. All children have an awareness of these skills and in turn, this will help them to prepare for their future.
In recent years, our enterprise characters and skills have become increasingly influential in KS1. Children receive stickers for meeting the skills, such as working as a team, communicating with others and making the right choice. Children show their excellent understanding of this by asking the teacher to award other children with these stickers during lessons. KS2 follow the same skills, in the form of a life skills booklet. This helps to introduce the children to the language surrounding life skills and gives them the opportunity to write down how they have met these skills. One assembly a fortnight is based around the life skill that the children are focusing on (a two week rota has been devised so children have a focus skill to concentrate on.)