At Bradley Barton we recognise how important the skills and attributes taught through PSHE are to unlocking the pupils potential, raising achievement and closing the gap for disadvantage pupils. We believe that all children are able to actively apply their knowledge and skills, respectfully challenge the ideas of others and effectively manage the challenges they face in the wider world.
Our PSHE education includes statutory Relationships and Health Education (RHE) and non-statutory sex education (RSHE), as recommended by the DfE. It provides a framework through which key skills, attributes and knowledge can be developed and applied. This promotes positive behaviour, good mental health and well-being, resilience and achievements, helping children to stay safe online, develop healthy and safe relationships, making sense of media messages, challenging extreme views and having the skills and attributes to negotiate and assert themselves now and in the future.
The school’s PSHE provision supports the school’s aims of developing confident citizens and successful learners who are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems. The social and emotional development of pupils is embedded throughout the entire school’s curriculum and culture. The school makes use of Coram Life Education planning and resources, designed as a spiral curriculum of recurring themes, enabling us to;
Give pupils the knowledge and develop the self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions.
Encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness.
Enable pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences;
Promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle
Enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others;
Encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment;
Help our pupils understand and manage their feelings, build resilience and be independent, curious problem solvers;
Understand how society works and the laws, rights and responsibilities involved.
These are taught in 6 half-termly units; Me and My Relationships, Valuing Difference, Keeping Myself Safe, Rights and Responsibilities, Being my Best and Growing and Changing. Throughout the lessons the children are encouraged to discuss their thoughts and feelings while listening to, respecting and valuing the ideas and values of others. Lessons will often follow the Challenging Learning approach also implemented throughout the wider Bradley Barton Curriculum.
We know there is a proven link between pupils' health and well-being, and their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education are critical to ensuring children are effective learners. Our curriculum has been designed to include opportunities to link fundamental British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, to prepare children for life in modern Britain.
Teachers are flexible to respond to changing situations within their classes and able to directly address needs and issues as and when they arise. Opportunities to respond to the current needs and issues faced in our local communities in Teignbridge and Devon are built in to planned PSHE sessions and included within vehicle planning.
Our well-planned PSHE curriculum ensures that children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to navigate themselves through modern life and become positive role models and effective local and global citizens.