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Personal, Social, Health Education at Red Hill Primary School

What is PSHE?

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (sometimes also referred to as PSHCE with citizenship added) is a planned programme of learning which helps children and young people acquire the knowledge and skills they need to manage their lives, thriving as individuals, family members and members of society.

The Importance of PSHE Education

During key stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online.

PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.

PSHE is an approach to learning and teaching which enhances children’s thinking and communication skills, boosts their self-esteem, and improves their academic attainment. It is child-led and meet the needs of the different classes.

PSHE curriculum

At Red Hill, we use the scheme Jigsaw which supports teachers to champion children and young people. Jigsaw PSHE perfectly connects the pieces of Personal, Social, Health and Well-Being Education. The programme teaches children and young people emotional literacy, social- and lifelong skills, RSE/RSHE and resilience in an age-appropriate manner.

PSHE gives children and young people the tools to have the best possible life. Jigsaw equips them for happier and healthier lives, giving them agency to make their way through the world.

Red Hill’s Personal Goals are incorporated in to this subject through being empathetic to other’s opinions, respectful of others arguments and ensuring everyone is being heard. It also helps children to be resilient towards others who may disagree with your opinion, as well as never giving up on anything we do or believe!

What is Relationships and Health Education (RHE/RSE)?

From September 2020, all primary schools will be required to deliver, statutorily, ‘relationships education’.

The government have also committed to statutory ‘health education’, meaning the majority of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education will be compulsory from 2020.

Every school within TPA delivers a number of additional, voluntary programmes, all of which help to ensure the delivery of a robust PSHE curriculum (including the latest statutory requirements).

The infographic below shows in blue, what each TPA school engages with in order to fulfil its statutory and non-statutory requirements in relation to both PSHE and the latest RHE.

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