Learners for Life

Personal, Social & Health Education

Overview

At Coppice Valley, our PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. We use NYCC PSHE Curriculum Entitlement Framework and Guidance, which meets the requirements of the DfE Relationships & Sex Education curriculum. As part of our Personal Development provision, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE education equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.

Values Led-Learning

Brave: Children will build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.

Curious: Children and young people 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.

Kind: Children recognise, accept and shape their identities. They understand and accommodate difference and change, learning to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Children develop an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Curriculum

EYFS In the Early Years Foundation Stage, PSHE is referred to as personal, social and emotional development. Children learn about themselves, where they fit into the world and to feel good about themselves. They learn to develop respect for others, social competence and a positive disposition to learn. Children learn through discussions, role play, stories and through positive interactions and relationships with adults and peers.

The content studied in KS1 and KS2 are:

  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Online safety
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco and wider risk-taking behaviours
  • Careers education and personal finance
  • Citizenship
  • Healthy Lifestyles (Physical and Emotional health)

These are organised into themes that are taught every year. Knowledge and skills are sequenced and progress each year (see PSHE curriculum entitlement for knowledge and skills progression).

  • Me and My Relationship
  • Keeping Myself Safe
  • My Healthy Lifestyle
  • Me and My Future
  • Becoming an active citizen