Our PSHE Curriculum
At St George's, we believe personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a vital and important part of our children’s education. The staff work collaboratively and as role models to help our children develop into confident, happy, successful and resilient young people. Throughout we aim to equip our children with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions. We want our children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the world around them in order to help them develop as young citizen. In an ever changing world ,it is important that the children are aware ,to an appropriate level, of different elements that will affect their world and the people in it. They need to learn how to deal with theses that they have good physical and mental health .PSHE plays an important role in promoting Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Education, incorporating British Values, which is implicit in the school ethos and is planned into all aspects of the curriculum.
At St George's, PSHE objectives are taught using the Coram Life Education SCARF Programme of Study but it is also covered across the curriculum especially in our RE, Science and PE curriculum. It is taught in discreet lessons, during circle time in assemblies and collective worship. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and promote random acts of kindness, which we include in our celebration assemblies. Many opportunities arise during the school week for our children to work effectively in groups, take on roles of responsibility and to come together as a whole school community to celebrate and reflect on our journey together. The SCARF programme is split into three core themes of
Health and Well being
Living in the wider world
The units of work are set out half termly and link closely with safeguarding, the school ethos, British values, rights and responsibilities, and growth mind-sets so that the children have depth and breath within this area of the curriculum
From September 2020 Relationship Education will be a compulsory subject in all primary schools. At St George's we already have the building blocks in place, as promoting respectful relationships, focusing on families and friendships is already an integral part of our curriculum, as is understanding how to be healthy.
Our curriculum ensures that all our children become engaged, active and responsible citizens who recognise and value their contribution to society. They gain a perspective of themselves as both local and global citizens. Our school values and PSHE programme are vital in promoting happiness and well-being so that our children can excel in all aspects of school life and indeed life in general.. Through our curriculum we believe we are preparing our children for the next stage in their education as well as preparing them them ultimately for the adult world.