PSHE, RSE and Citizenship
What is PSHE all about
PSHE education advocates personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem. As a result, pupils build a strong foundation which underpins their personal development and provides them with the skills to effectively identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.
What is RSE all about?
Relationships Education (RSE) focusses on giving pupils the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. Health education focusses on equipping pupils with the knowledge they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. Through effective RSE teaching, children develop an understanding of healthy, respectful relationships, which focus on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online as well as developing an understanding of human sexuality.
Why do we teach PSHE?
It enables pupils to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Through effective PSHE teaching, children develop an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others, which will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships and ultimately develop the essential skills to enjoy and manage their lives.
How do we teach PSHE?
PSHE core concepts are taught once a week, or more if required. We implement a flexible strategic approach to PSHE teaching, to effectively meet the needs of each class and key stage, through this strategy we aim to:
Hold school worships linked to our school values with integrated PSHE core themes.
To teach PSHE core themes flexibly through the use of SCARF, via whole class discreet lessons, class discussions, group discussions & individual discussions.
Promote PSHE learning through school displays and themed focus weeks.
Keighley St. Andrew's aim to engage pupils PSHE learning, along with the teaching of British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), by providing a range of exciting and stimulating tasks, whereby pupils’ thinking is challenged through thought provoking questions and images, which leads to self & peer reflection, in-depth discussion, secure understanding and recognition of PSHE core concepts.
SCARF - Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship
At Keighley St. Andrew's we use the SCARF programme of learning to develop our children's understanding of staying safe, caring for others, resilience and relationships.
The programme is centred on a values-based and ‘Growth Mindset’ approach, which promotes positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement. More than just a PSHE scheme of work, SCARF supports great learning every day.
There is a proven link between pupils' health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) are critical to ensuring children are effective learners.
SCARF provides a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially.
SCARF lesson plans are organised around the PSHE Association's Programmes of Study Learning Opportunities.
There are 6 units that we follow which are:
Unit 1 = Me and My Relationships
Unit 2 = Valuing Difference
Unit 3 = Keeping Myself Safe
Unit 4 = Rights and Responsibilities
Unit 5 = Being My Best
Unit 6 = Growing and Changing