At St Barnabas’ CE Primary School and Nursery we believe that our pupils should develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to stay healthy and safe now and prepare for their futures. We know that good PSHE/PSED education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.
PSHE (Personal Social Health Economic Education - KS1 and KS2) and PSED (Personal Social Emotional Development - EYFS) enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
We deliver our teaching using the PSHE Association and Health Education Programme (HEP) guidance to plan the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to be taught in thematic units covering all three core themes of the Programme of Study (Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World) over the school year. This approach allows different year groups to work on similar themes in a spiral curriculum which enables children to revisit and build on previous learning hence extending their understanding.
Our Relationships and Sex Education overview can be found here in our RSE Policy.