PSHE

PSHE at Westlands

At Westlands, we believe that personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, safe, 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 are dedicated to ensuring that Westlands is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by values that are taught through PSHE lessons, making it integral to the success of the whole school. PSHE is at the heart of our school ethos.

Implementation

We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: Y6 leadership roles, School Council, Play Leaders, Reading Buddies, Enterprise Activities, whole school fundraising and engagement in school and local events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: health workers, firefighters, police officers, librarians, sports coaches, secondary school pupils, artists, authors, representatives from the local church, We take part in and promote National events such as: Anti-Bullying Week and Walk To School Week.
We aim to support:

  • Happy and positive relationships
  • Empathy and compassion
  • The confidence to make the most of their abilities
  • Value and respect of diversity
  • Respect for others’ rights to their own values and beliefs
  • Evaluation (and appropriate challenge) of the opinions and arguments of others
  • Leadership and presentation skills
  • Strategies for managing influence
  • Enterprise skills and attributes
  • Skills for employability (aspiration, communication, creativity, goal setting)
  • Taking positive risks.

Each half term we have a whole school focus. During the half term PSHE will be taught as explicit lessons within the classroom. This theme, and general PHSE awareness, will also be referred to during assemblies, other areas of the curriculum and day-to-day life of the school.

 Term

Theme

Autumn Term 1

Living in the Wider World – Being Me in My World.

Autumn Term 2

Living in the Wider World –Celebrating Differences.

Spring Term 1

Relationships – Dreams and Goals

Spring Term 2

Relationships – Building Positive Relationships.

Summer Term 1

Health and Wellbeing – Healthy Me

Summer Term 2

Health and Wellbeing – Changing Me.

Impact

Our children are well behaved and responsible citizens. Visitors regularly comment on our calm and orderly school. At our last Ofsted parents spoke highly about our children’s behaviour and were appreciative of swift action being taken by staff to deal with any inappropriateness.

‘Pupils’ behaviour and positive attitudes to learning are a strength of the school. The pupils I spoke to during the inspection showed great respect and are proud of their school. They say that everyone plays together and gets on well.’
OFSTED 2017.

 

PSHE Whole School Long Term Plan

PSHE Year Group Objectives

Westlands Primary School PSHE Policy

Progression of PSHE Skills

Relationship and Sex Education Policy 2023

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Policy

 

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