Our school’s PSHE curriculum is ambitious for all pupils and is coherently planned and sequenced to ensure that pupils build on and gain new knowledge and skills as they progress through primary school. Our curriculum is broad and balanced to ensure that pupils leave primary schools with the knowledge and skills to keep themselves physically healthy, mentally healthy and safe. We also aim to equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to be active, respectful and engaged citizens of modern Britain.
Our PSHE curriculum has a wide range of child-centred activities to ensure the learning is enjoyable for pupils. The scheme of work is based on the learning descriptors laid out in the DfE’s ‘Statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education guidance’. These learning descriptors are outlined at the beginning of each unit of planning to ensure teachers know the expected standard of learning that pupils should attain at the end of each unit of work. Our scheme of work contains both formative and summative assessment opportunities that support teachers to assess PSHE knowledge, and how these are applied within social and emotional skills development. PSHE is taught as a discrete lesson once a week but also forms an integral part of the values and ethos of our school.
Knowledge categories are used within each unit so children can make connections with information they have learnt in different units and year groups.
Enrichment opportunities are very valuable within our curriculum as it helps children to make further links to what they have discussed within lessons.
Some examples of enrichment opportunities which take place every year:
Reception: Police visit the school and pupils visit Southall Fire Station to learn about people who help us
EYFS/Key Stage 1: Annual visits from the Ealing oral health advisor to discuss how to maintain good oral health.
Key Stages 1 & 2 – Life Education Van
Our Year 6 classes visit the Houses of Parliament to learn about how our democracy works.