PSHE and RSE
Here at Skegby Junior Academy we recognise the value that a high quality PSHE curriculum can offer to our pupils.
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos, with the academy SMART values and ‘5 Rs’. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.
Our PSHE curriculum has been built with the aim to support the development of the ‘whole child’, by helping them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development. Children will be able to develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through our discreet lessons as well as wider cross curricular approach to teaching PSHE/RSE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum. 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. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
We encourage a cross-curricular approach to the development of PSHE skills and understanding. Pupils learn about similarities and differences between people and cultures. Planting and growing things are important aspects of our PSHE curriculum, and we link this to an understanding of healthy eating and the activities that take place in our Forest School. ‘Events’ such as Bikeability, Parliament week, Swimming lessons (covering water safety), Careers weeks, Anti-bullying week teach certain aspects of the curriculum on a discreet way. SCARF materials are used to support lessons across the subject.
RSE is taught through all year groups, using SCARF materials to ensure age appropriate content and continuity of knowledge and understanding.
National Curriculum PSHE programmes of Study https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-social-health-and-economic-education-pshe