Personal Social Health and Education (PHSE)

As of April 2021, the PSHE curriculum has been made statutory and as a result, has some new changes made to our previous curriculum.

As a school, we would really appreciate any feedback on the new proposed curriculum before we start teaching it this term.

Please open the progression map below to see where we have placed different concepts for each year group.

We already taught PSHE every week and therefore, there are very few changes to what is taught and when it is taught.

The new curriculum does reflect that and has been shaped using the DfE guidance, the PSHE association and our previous curriculum.

PHSE education is a thoroughly planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. The learning should equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It also encourages children to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.

A critical component of PSHE education is allowing opportunities for children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate differences and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings.

It should also help children in developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essentials for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives. We believe that it is an important topic for children, especially this year with all the changes that Covid-19 brought with it. Please see the curriculum map below:

PHSE Curriculum Map

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