Aims and objectives
“Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe, and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
-PSHE Association, 2016
At Our Lady of Grace Junior School, we have adapted our PSHE curriculum to suit our pupils, school and community. We cover topics including Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Each year group covers content related to each theme every year, and throughout their time at school, children will revisit topics each year. We make constant links to previous learning and experiences, and build upon these. Where possible, we make cross-curricular links between PSHE and other subjects.
PSHE learning comes in many different forms: through whole-class teaching, group activities, individual tasks, assemblies, outside speakers, cross-curricular lessons and discrete lessons. During these sessions, children are encouraged to both ask and answer questions, to deepen their knowledge and understanding. We also look closely at different life scenarios and possible responses to them.