PHSE at Bedfont Primary School
PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. PSHE enables our children at Bedfont Primary School to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We believe PHSE helps to prepare our pupils for life and work in this changing world. It helps children to understand relationships, cope with change, build resilience and stay healthy. It helps our young people to stay safe online and offline, to enjoy better physical and emotional health, to develop character and resilience, to achieve academically and to improve their employment prospects.
With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. 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 provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
The curriculum at Bedfont is split into six core themes:
Being Me in My World
Dreams and Goals
These themes are split across the course of the year and are rooted, revisited and built upon to embed and develop understanding as our pupils grow and mature through their time at Bedfont Primary. PHSE here at Bedfont is tied together by the development of the key life skills and attributes– which pupils need to thrive both in their youth and in adult life. These key skills and characteristics – such as self-management, empathy, critical thinking, communication, resilience, teamwork and negotiation – are crucial for success in pupils’ personal professional and academic success. PSHE is a vital part of our pupil’s education, and at Bedfont Primary it does not exist in isolation. Our curriculum provides structured opportunities for class teachers and pupils to explore a wide range of social, moral, cultural and behavioural issues. The School’s values -Compassion, Calmness, Confidence, Curiosity, Creativity and Cooperation are integral to our PHSE curriculum and are embedded through the whole school and cross curricular application. We have regular assemblies, School Sports Clubs and competitions, cultural Art weeks and music concerts.
These cross-curricular links are developed to support the children in making connections to wider learning opportunities and life experiences. We firmly believe with this preparation; our pupils will manage life’s challenges and the critical opportunities that they will encounter as they grow and mature. Our curriculum promotes an understanding of British values of democracy: the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and acceptance of those of other faiths and beliefs. This enables children to feel celebrated and prepared for life in modern day Britain. Teachers also weave learning from current affairs into the curriculum – maximising opportunities to discuss difficult and challenging situations along with opportunities to deal with and learn from day-to-day complexities that arise as a part of everyday school life.