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Personal, Health, Social and Relationship Education

Intent – PSHE and RSE at Hindhayes


Recent research used to inform practice: Not yet good enough: personal, social, health and economic education in schools’ DFE 2012.  Policy statement: relationships education, relationships and sex education, and personal, social, health and economic education 2017. Programme of  Study  for  PSHE  Education  (Key stages 1–5) updated for 2020.

PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepared for life and work. Well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged:

At Hindhayes we use the Badger citizenship and PSHE book as well as Twinkl Life’s PSHE scheme of work. These schemes aim to equip children with essential skills for life; they intend to develop the whole child through carefully planned and resourced lessons that develop the knowledge, skills and attributes children need to protect and enhance their wellbeing. Through these lessons, children will learn how to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful relationships and become active citizens, responsibly participating in society around them. Successful PSHE curriculum coverage is a vital tool in preparing children for life in society now and in the future. Lessons in these schemes of work have their foundations in seeing each and everybody’s value in society, from appreciation of others to promoting strong and positive views of self. Badger publishing PSHE and Citizenship units aim to cover a wide range of the social and emotional aspects of learning, enabling children to develop their identity and self-esteem as active, confident members of their community. The themes and topics support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and provide children with protective teaching on essential safeguarding issues, developing their knowledge of when and how they can ask for help.

Badger publishing PSHE and Twinkl Life’s PSHE resources are fully in line with the Learning Outcomes and Core Themes provided by the PSHE Association Programme of Study which is widely used by schools in England. This scheme of work covers all of the required objectives and follows the three core areas of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. The scheme of work fulfils the requirements of 2020 Statutory Relationships and Health Education, setting these learning intentions in the context of a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum.