Our PSHE Intent
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all. We are an inclusive community where all children (and adults) aim high, work to the best of their ability and develop a strong sense of self-confidence and positive wellbeing. We believe that all stakeholders in our school uphold positive values, morals and beliefs which are in line with the core British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. We recognise that in the Early Years pupils begin to develop prerequisite skills for PSHE by accessing the prime areas of Communication and Language, PSED and Physical Development. They also access the specific area - Understanding the World to develop these skills.
We provide our pupils with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. We want our pupils to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible. A strong sense of community and the wider-world is central to our ethos and this equips pupils with the knowledge, skills and strategies to live healthy, happy, full, safe and responsible lives.
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Relationships and Health Education
5 Ways to Wellbeing
We believe that it is important to know when we are mentally and physically well. We understand that sometimes we need a little extra support to keep well. At Howitt Primary Community School we help to improve our wellbeing by having a day each term to reflect on the 5 ways of wellbeing.
At Howitt Primary Community School, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning is taught through our whole school curriculum. It helps our pupils to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of our ever changing world. Our pupils learn about the beliefs, cultures, difficulties and needs of other people through our Embark core themes. This, in turn, helps everyone to develop a greater consideration, care and empathy for the world around us. Our ultimate aim is to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society.
The three statutory aims of the national curriculum have been used to inform the PSHCE education at our school. We aim to help all young people to become:
- successful learners who enjoy learning make progress and achieve
- confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society