The PSHE curriculum
PSHE is taught weekly through a spiral curriculum, which is made up of three topics including Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing, Relationships Education/ Healthy Lifestyles and Staying Safe. Our PSHE Vision can be downloaded here. This outlines in more detail what each year group focuses on.
Our ethos and how we teach PSHE at Red Hall Primary School
At Red Hall Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We create warm, trusting relationships and partnerships built on mutual respect. We strongly believe this is the foundation of all success – everyone is included and everyone matters. We provide a school setting where emotional health, well-being and happiness is our priority for pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.
We support and encourage national fundraising and awareness days and months such as Black History Month, Pride, Comic Relief, NSPCC, Mental Health Week and many more. Inclusivity is taught throughout all the curriculum, not purely PSHE.
Healthy Lifestyle Survey
We take part in a local programme along with other local primary schools. For over 10 years, schools in Darlington have completed a Healthy Lifestyle Survey with their students and for the last 5 years a survey for Year 5 and 6 in primary schools has been delivered.
The anonymous survey gives us the opportunity to collect information on how the children and young people are being healthy and leading healthy lifestyles, it will also ask pupils about how they perceive other children and young people their age locally to be behaving in relation to health. For example, the survey will ask, “Do you eat fruit every day?” “How many children in Darlington do you think smoke?”
The information gathered from the survey helps us to provide a curriculum that meets the needs of the pupils within our school, giving them information on smoking, energy drinks, relationships, physical activity and eating habits, bullying, emotional wellbeing and internet safety. Our staff will receive relevant training, resources and support that will enable us to support our pupils to develop their knowledge, skills and explore their attitudes about relevant health issues, allowing them to make informed choices, stay safe and ask for help if they need it.