At Grosvenor Park Primary School we aim to teach the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on the diversity of family and friendships, in many contexts, including online. This coincides with our aim of teaching the children how to be healthy and keep safe. We intend to explore, discuss and develop children’s personal attributes, values and beliefs around relationships and health and issues in the wider world. Our overarching aim is to allow our children to articulate their feelings and develop their vocabulary to talk about health, relationships and emotions as they grow and change into adolescents.
It is our intention that children will gain an understanding of how to develop caring, safe and respectful online and face-to-face relationships, showing an understanding of how this leads to good wellbeing. Children will also learn how to recognise who to trust and who not to trust and manage different situations, knowing when and how to seek help and advice.
We are committed to instilling the conventions of courtesy, manners and the importance of self-respect and recognising how this links to their own happiness. We are focussed on ensuring that children understand that physical and emotional wellbeing are interlinked. We aim to promote pupils’ self-control and the ability to self-regulate, motivating them to want to learn about how physical health and fitness and healthy eating can have a positive impact on attainment and wellbeing.
Underpinning all of this we aim to teach the Fundamental British Values (defined by our school) by developing:
- adaptable children may have their own ideas and opinions but through discussion, experience and reflection may change and adapt and change these by reading different situations and make informed choices.
- children who are expressive and can confidently communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings in a positive and constructive manner which builds trust. They will know when, how and from whom to seek help and advice.
- co-operative individuals who can work with their peers and function as a valued member of society.
- curiosity is encouraged to inspire children’s exploration of their own and others’ thoughts and feelings in relation to situations which they may encounter in the ‘real world and within their community.’
- active learning through collaboration with others educates our children to make informed choices about what is right and wrong and appreciate their own and others beliefs and differences
- resilient citizens consider and understand the time and effort needed to develop healthy relationships and lead a healthy and safe lifestyle.
- We want our children to understand that everyone deserves respect, appreciating how we communicate and treat other and understand how everyone is different
- adventurous children ‘have a go’ at dealing with problems and taking risks ensuring they develop confidence and independence
The two year rolling programme follows The Thematic Approach taken from the PSHE Association Scheme.
The Thematic Approach covers all three core themes from the Programme of Study (Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; Living in the Wider World) over the school year.
All year groups will be working on similar themes at the same time, building a spiral programme year on year across the Mileposts.
The programme is designed as a spiral curriculum to develop knowledge, skills and attributes throughout the Key Stages/Mileposts. It ensures complete coverage of the Statutory PSHE Programmes of Study for Relationships and Health Education alongside Living in the Wider World.
Alongside a weekly circle time session each milepost will cover specific aspects of the Statutory POS through our whole school Kidsafe Programme.
The class teachers, alongside the TA, in EYFS to 6 will deliver five/six one hour sessions across the year as and when the themes appear on the assembly rota.
The teacher/TA combination during the Kidsafe sessions ensures that any disclosures during the sessions are witnessed and can be reported to the DSL asap.
Each class will then revisit the Kidsafe sessions after the sessions have been taught. The sessions will be evaluated alongside the children.
These evaluations allow the children to revisit key aspects of the Kidsafe programme and help teachers to assess the knowledge and understanding the children have learned.