PSHE Curriculum Statement
Our PSHE curriculum is designed to enable all children to become independent, healthy and responsible members of society. We want children to be able to discuss their own opinions, think about the wider world outside of Bordon, think about personal choices and have the skills to prepare them in becoming young adults.
At Weyford Nursery and Primary Academy we broadly follow the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study; this ensures children have a breadth of knowledge which is taught in a memorable and purposeful way using topics which relate to the children at this school.
This curriculum provides a context for the school to fulfil our responsibilities to:
• Promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of pupils.
• Provide sex and relationships education (RSE).
• Promote British values.
• Provide a safe place for discussion of current, relevant social issues.
All children are taught the content and skills as set out in the Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education and Health Education as well as a wide-ranging school-devised broader PSHE curriculum. In Reception this includes the learning as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document (in particular the Personal, Social and Emotional areas of learning).
In order to immerse children in our PSHE curriculum, we use termly topics related to our children alongside weekly assemblies linked to our values and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Children have the opportunity to build their knowledge, skills and vocabulary in every PSHE lesson.
At Weyford we deliver the PSHE curriculum by providing our children with a curriculum to suit their needs. Our teachers use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.