At Archdeacon Cambridge’s CE Primary School, we use the National Curriculum as the starting point for all of our teaching in PSHE. The PSHE curriculum and skills progression for each year group was developed by the school teaching staff, allowing us to create links between subjects and inspiring our children to learn.
Our main aim in this subject is to create children who become confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy; to become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and embrace change; to be able to manage risks together and think of their own and others well-being.
We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, making links with other areas of learning and enriching lessons with visits to areas of interest as well as in-school workshops and visits from public speakers. Recently for example, Year 6 have taken part in the Junior Citizens project, Year 2 have had scooter training and Reception have been visited by the local vet. We also promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. Children have been learning about British Values through PSHE as well as during RE lessons and Collective Worship.
As part of PSHE we have a School Council who are a representative group of students who have been proposed and elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with the Staff and Governors of our school.
Our PSHE curriculum is currently under review. We are using the PSHE association guidance to create a new scheme of work, making links to our current curriculum.
Please see the curriculum overviews in the Year Groups section of the website to learn more about how PSHE fits into the cross curricular learning at our school.