PSHE

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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

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 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.

Nelson Coverage of PSHE

Year 1

WE’RE ALL STARS!
  • Community
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Getting to know each other
  • Working together
BE FRIENDLY, BE WISE
  • Making and sustaining friendships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anti-bullying
  • Keeping safe at home and outdoors
LIVING LONG, LIVING STRONG
  • SRE: Growing &caring for ourselves; Valuing difference & keeping safe.
  • Healthy eating and exercise
  • Goal-setting and motivation

Year 2

IT’S OUR WORLD
  • The wider community and Local democracy
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Environmental awareness and Sustainability issues
 SAY NO!
  • Drugs Education: medicines and legal drugs
  • Drugs Education: illegal drugs and risk-taking behaviour
  • Feeling safe
  • Anti-bullying
 MONEY MATTERS
  • Understanding finance and money
  • Shopping and budgeting
  • Risk and debt
  • Goal-setting and motivation

Year 3

DARING TO BE DIFFERENT
  • Identity and self esteem
  • Difference and diversity
  • Peer influence and assertiveness
DEAR DIARY
  • Comfortable and uncomfortable feelings
  • Problems in relationships
  • Anti-bullying
  • Help and support
JOINING IN AND JOINING UP
  • Needs and responsibilities
  • Participation
  • Local democracy
  • Voluntary groups
  • Fund-raising activities

Year 4

WHO LIKES CHOCOLATE?
  • Fair trade
  • Globalisation inequalities
  •  Hunger and poverty
  • Media and stereotyping
PEOPLE AROUND US
  • Global citizenship
  • Different identities around the world
  • Challenging prejudice
  • Support networks – relationship
GROWING UP
  • SRE: Differences; Growing up; Puberty & reproduction
  • Managing change Preparing for transition

Year 5

WE’RE ALL STARS!
  • Community
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Getting to know each other
  • Working together
SAY NO!
  • Drugs Education: medicines and legal drugs
  • Drugs Education: illegal drugs and risk-taking behaviour
  • Feeling safe
  • Anti-bullying
 LIVING LONG, LIVING STRONG
  • SRE: Growing & caring for ourselves; Valuing difference & keeping safe; Puberty
  • Healthy eating and exercise
  • Goal-setting and motivation

Year 6

MONEY MATTERS
  • Understanding finance and money
  • Shopping and budgeting
  • Risk and debt
  • Goal-setting and motivation
BE FRIENDLY, BE WISE
  • Making and sustaining friendships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anti-bullying
  • Keeping safe at home and outdoors
GROWING UP
  • SRE: Differences; Growing up; Puberty & reproduction
  • Managing change
  • Preparing for transition

Charities Improvement Team

The charities that we are supporting this year are:

  • The Mulberry Centre
  • Cancer Research
  • Save the Children Syria Crisis appeal

Please see our Pupil Improvement Team page for more information about our Pupil Charities Improvement Team.

Sex and Relationships Education Policy

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