- PSHE education is central to the Chesterfield ethos, supporting children in their development and underpinning learning in the classroom, school and in the wider community.
- Our intent is to prepare all children for their future lives by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to develop into well-rounded members of society who are responsible, resilient and respectful citizens.
- The progressive and inclusive curriculum has been specifically designed to consider the local context of our school and addresses topical issues that may affect and influence the lives of the pupils.
- We aim to provide children with a strong PSHE education, alongside the school values and British values, where all children are enabled to become successful learners and achieve their full potential.
- Our curriculum drivers of oracy, emotional intelligence and aspirations for all shape every aspect of PSHE, are embedded in teaching and learning and develop the child as a whole.
- We have designed a curriculum which echoes the Chesterfield school values and our Growth Mindset ethos.
- The PSHE curriculum is delivered through a combination of dedicated lessons, assemblies and enrichment opportunities.
- There is a focus on six key concepts: Being Me, Celebrating Differences, Digital Me, Changing Me, Healthy Me, and The World and Me. Relationship and Health Education is taught through each concept.
- The curriculum ensures progression within each year and this is built on as pupils advance through their school life. Planning is well sequenced and fosters the enquiry skills that pupils develop throughout other curriculum areas.
- Oracy is a fundamental aspect of these lessons. Children are encouraged to listen actively and respond appropriately, express their thoughts and opinions confidently and given the space to seek information and clarification through their own questioning.
Children's personal development is furthered through a wealth of enrichment opportunities.
- Charity events – Children in Need, Sports Relief, Comic Relief.
- Global awareness days/week – Anti-Bullying Week, World Mental Health Day, Children’s Mental Health Week, Road Safety.
- Working with the local community – fire station, nurse, dentist, care home, community police officer visits.
- Assemblies – NSPCC, Anti-Bullying, The Felix-Project.
- Workshops –Prevent, Gang awareness.
By the end of their primary education our children will:
- Have high levels of confidence, resilience and self esteem.
- Have an understanding of how to develop and maintain positive relationships including when online.
- Have an understanding how they are developing personally, emotionally, physically and socially.
- Have the vocabulary to express and articulate how they are feeling.
- Have an understanding of the moral, social and cultural issues they may face as they grow into respectful citizens.
- Have an understanding of mental and physical wellbeing and how these impact on each other.
- Have developing strategies to maintain their mental and physical well being.
- Be aspirational and ready for the next steps in life.
- Develop their capacity to be respectful, active and effective future citizens who contribute positively to society.
- Learn from other cultures, respect diversity, co-operate with one another and appreciate what they have.
- Be able to demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Individual Liberty.