Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education
What we believe:
At Hayton C of E Primary School, we are committed to providing a purposeful and empowering curriculum that fully prepares learners for the next steps in their school career and the wider world. We want our children to aspire to achieve and believe that it is essential that they understand the world they live in. Broadening our children’s horizons and giving them the belief that they are capable of achieving great things drives our curriculum. We hope that our PSHCE curriculum gives the children the knowledge and understanding they need make informed choices and to be a positive influence in the communities that they belong to.
Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also includes challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. Our PSHE curriculum aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: relationships, physical health & mental wellbeing and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and careers education). We want our learners to feel empowered with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities. We aim to give our learners the knowledge and tools they need to understand how to take care of themselves, physically and mentally, and how they can stay safe and thrive in an ever changing world.
How do we do it?
PSHE content is age appropriate and developmentally appropriate. It is taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents while always with the aim of providing pupils with the knowledge they need.
Our PSHCE curriculum puts in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.
Our PSHCE curriculum is built around these core themes:
- Family and relationships
- Health and wellbeing
- Safety and the changing body
- Economic Wellbeing
- Identity (Year 6 only)
How do we know if we have had an impact?
Children will leave Hayton fully prepared for the next steps in their school journey and wider world. Our children have ambitious aspirations for the future; they aspire to achieve. Children are empowered with the knowledge and tools they need to know how to take care of themselves - physically and mentally, and how they can stay safe and thrive in an ever-changing world. Children know and understand their role in society; they have a sound sense of self and contribute positively to their community. They are tolerant and understand that everyone's voice should be heard and everyone's views should be acknowledged and respected. They leave Hayton with our core school and Christian values. They are aware of their responsibility as a citizen of the modern world and have secure and developed moral foundations of which to further build.