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‚ÄčAt Longstone CE (VA) Primary School, PSHE is embedded in all that we do to enable our children to become independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society. Our PSHE curriculum has been built with the aim to nurture the development of the ‘whole child’ so that children will be develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that come hand in hand with living in our modern world. Through both discrete lessons and a cross curricular approach, we provide our children with opportunities to ignite their curiosity and 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 shine and develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Our PSHE curriculum is based around Derbyshire County Council’s ‘PSHE Matters’ framework and is implemented on a two year cycle . This academic year 2022/23 is Year B.    

The skills covered throughout the progressive PSHE Matters curriculum are not just taught in isolation, but across the school day in incidental opportunities to support children, in Collective Worship, school clubs, circle time, School Council,visits and trips, community and school events, break times and within other lessons.  

Throughout our PSHE curriculum  (planned and integrated within the school day) we actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain.  Pupils learn about similarities and differences between people and cultures and our citizenship lessons enable our pupils to understand the British democratic process, including how to affect peaceful changes in society.  

Through our PSHE Matters curriculum, we enhance children’s education and help them to become caring, respectful, responsible and confident individuals and citizens.  Children will have the knowledge of how to develop their self-esteem and self-awareness and make informed choices and decisions. They will be able to make sense of their own personal and social experiences and will be able to understand and manage their own feelings. 

  • Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Individual Liberty 
  • Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school
  • Children will demonstrate understanding of how to keep themselves healthy
  • Children will understand how to keep themselves safe at school, in the community and locality and wider world (including online)
  • Children will develop positive and healthy relationships with peers, both now and in the future
  • Children will understand the physical and emotional aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • Children will have respect for themselves
  • Children will have positive body images‚Äč

Children’s progress in PSHE is monitored through the year and teacher assessment is used to identify further areas of development.  PSHE assessment is measured against the pupil’s own starting points.  Children also reflect on their own PSHE learning to further their own progress and development using pupil consultation.