At Stirchley Primary school, we recognise the value of PSHE as it enables our pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, both in the present and in the future.
Relationships and Health Education (RHE) is a fundamental part of our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum. It is embedded in our PSHE curriculum and our aim is to equip children with the skills and understanding to become healthy, secure, independent and responsible members of society.
Through all aspects of the PSHE curriculum, we promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, whilst considering the mental and physical development of pupils at school. We prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life and encourage them to use developing social skills and knowledge to identify risk and to make safe decisions for themselves.
PSHE has an integral part to play in building pupils’ mental wellbeing and their understanding of themselves as part of a family, community and wider society. As our pupils grow, they will understand their rights as global citizens and the responsibility that this brings.
Relationships curriculum covers:
- Respectful relationships (including friendships)
- Being safe
Health Curriculum covers:
- Mental well-being
- Internet safety and harms
- Physical health and fitness
- Healthy eating
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Health and prevention
- Basic first aid
- The changing adolescent body
To support the mental wellbeing of our children, we have introduced Feel Good Friday. We plan a range of activities based around the NHS Five Steps to Mental Well-being (connect with other people, be physically active, learn new skills, give to others, mindfulness)
We follow the SCARF PHSE (including RHE) scheme. The scheme is separated into six units:
-Me and my relationships
-Keeping myself safe
-Rights and responsibilities
-Being my best
-Growing and changing
PSHE and RHE lead