WEST MEADOWS PRIMARY SCHOOL
At West Meadows Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It allows children to understand how they develop personally and socially, and addresses any issues or questions that may arise during their formative years. We follow a broad approach to learning about the rights and responsibilities a 21st century member of society, allowing our children to develop their own views of modern society. We aim to encourage our children to begin to understand and secure a sense of self-worth and to lay a foundation of skills that will last a lifetime.
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum that is accessible to children of all ages and academic ability with hopes of maximising knowledge and understanding. As a result of this, our children will become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. This will be implemented by creating a programme of study that is bespoke to our school and all our children. The two main core themes of our PSHE programme of study focuses on:
Relationships Education and Health Education.
A third core theme: Living in the Wider World is also an integral aspect of our curriculum.
- Families and people who care for me
- Caring friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
- Mental wellbeing
- Internet safety and harms
- Physical health and fitness
- Healthy eating
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Health and prevention
- Basic first aid
Through teaching PSHE under the new government guidelines and 1decision, we aim to provide an inclusive curriculum which will reflect our children’s increasing independence and physical and social awareness. It builds on the skills that pupils acquire during EYFS to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal and social safety, including online. PSHE shows Upper Key Stage 2 children how to cope with the body and mind changes of puberty and will cement skills learned to become a proactive member of 21st century society.