At The Meads Primary School, we believe that teaching personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is vital in providing a broad and balanced curriculum that equips children with essential skills for life.
PSHE learning takes many forms: through whole-class teaching, smaller group activities, assemblies, guest speakers and discrete lessons. During PSHE sessions, children are encouraged to both ask and answer questions, to deepen their knowledge and understanding. Children spend time considering scenarios and possible responses to them.
A good quality PSHE education provides children with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help children to stay healthy, safe and prepares them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life.
The PSHE programme supports the development of skills, attributes, values and patterns of behaviour which enable pupils to:
- Value themselves and others
- Form and maintain healthy relationships
- Know how to keep safe and recognise dangers
- Understand their rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and citizens
- Respect equality and to be productive members of a diverse community
- Understand the importance of respecting and protecting the environment.
- Understand how their bodies grow and change
At The Meads, we follow three core themes: Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World. Where possible, cross-curricular links are made between PSHE and other subjects, for example in Science and English.