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PSHE, SRE & SEMH

PSHE, SRE & SEMH - our intent

At Iveson Primary School we aspire for all children to feel safe, happy and secure in our multicultural community.

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is embedded into the core of school life, which enables children to develop and build vital life skills such as confidence in articulately sharing ideas and opinions with others, resilience and respect for themselves and others. We want all children to have high aspirations and a belief in themselves and strive to ensure that children are challenged intellectually, socially, spiritually and morally. They will acquire the skills and knowledge to help them stay healthy and safe and will be aware of their responsibility in becoming a global citizen. They will show tolerance and respect to other people’s beliefs and religions and build positive and respectful relationships with people in their community. We intend to give children the knowledge and understanding to be able to play an active role in society. 

We want all children to have high aspirations and a belief in themselves and strive to ensure that children are challenged intellectually, socially, spiritually and morally.

Iveson Primary School

PSED in the Early Years Foundation Stage  

The following statements are taken from the Statutory Framework for EYFS   

Personal, Social and Emotional Development   

Children’s personal, social and emotional development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives, and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world. Strong, warm and supportive relationships with adults enable children to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others. Children should be supported to manage emotions, develop a positive sense of self, set themselves simple goals, have confidence in their own abilities, to persist and wait for what they want and direct attention as necessary. Through adult modelling and guidance, they will learn how to look after their bodies, including healthy eating, and manage personal needs independently. Through supported interaction with other children, they learn how to make good friendships, co-operate and resolve conflicts peaceably. These attributes will provide a secure platform from which children can achieve at school and in later life.  

Early Learning Goals 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development   

ELG: Self-Regulation   

Children at the expected level of development will: – Show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly; – Set and work towards simple goals, being able to wait for what they want and control their immediate impulses when appropriate; – Give focused attention to what the teacher says, responding appropriately even when engaged in activity, and show an ability to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.   

ELG: Managing Self   

Children at the expected level of development will: – Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge; – Explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly; – Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.   

ELG: Building Relationships   

Children at the expected level of development will: – Work and play cooperatively and take turns with others; – Form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers; – Show sensitivity to their own and to others’ needs.  

 

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum. 

PSHE is a non-statutory subject. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE we consider it unnecessary to provide new standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE can encompass many areas of study. Teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and do not need additional central prescription. 

However, while we believe that it is for schools to tailor their local PSHE programme to reflect the needs of their pupils, we expect schools to use their PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. 

Schools should seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. 

Relationships and sex education 

Relationships and sex education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils, and relationships and sex education (RSE) is compulsory for all secondary school pupils. 

When any school provides RSE they must have regard to the Secretary of State’s guidance, this is a statutory duty. 

 

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