Our intention is that when our children leave Send CofE Primary School they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active role in today’s diverse society. Our PSHE curriculum offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflects pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils start to acquire during the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. Our PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.
At Send CofE Primary, we follow the PSHE Association thematic approach to primary PSHE education, covering all three core themes of the Programme of Study (Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World) over the school year. This approach allows different year groups to work on similar themes at the same time, building a spiral programme year on year.
We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. Children can approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life. From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen.