Article 24: Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poor countries to provide this.
Intent: What we are trying to achieve in our curriculum?
At Kirklevington Primary School, it is our intent to deliver a curriculum in PSHE, which enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. 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 are a Rights Respecting school and aim to plan opportunities for children to understand and reflect on the ‘UN convention on the rights of the child’ (Unicef). Our children learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a modern British society and are aware of British Values. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and be confident in expressing their opinions and making a difference. We want our children to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society and understand the Global Challenges we face. 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 intend to prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, and to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
Throughout school, our PSHE and RSE is taught through the delivery of the PSHE 3D scheme. Sometimes this is taught weekly and at other times is taught in weekly blocks at the discretion of the class teacher. PSHE and citizenship is taught to all children to ensure they receive a broad and balanced curriculum.
Lessons taught within classes use a range of teaching and learning styles. We place an emphasis on active learning by including the children in discussions, investigations and completing work from real life situations and scenarios. We encourage the children to initiate and take part in a range of activities that promote active citizenship, for example: charity fundraising, planning and involvement in school events such as assemblies, themed activity days/weeks and the school Summer Fete.
Our children are encouraged to participate in discussions to resolve conflicts and problems as they rise and each class sets their own class right’s charter at the beginning of the school year. We offer the children opportunities to visit or be visited by speakers who play a role in creating a positive and supportive local community. For example: health workers, the police, the fire service, St Martin’s Church.
We teach PSHE and citizenship in a variety of ways. In some instances, sessions are also delivered by outside agencies. For example: NSPCC workshops, the local church.
Some of the time we address PSHE and citizenship issues through other subjects, e.g. health through Science and lots of issues through our delivery of the RE curriculum, as well as our school themed weeks. We have previously covered Anti-Bullying week, Campaign Week and Water Week.
We also develop PSHE and citizenship by addressing relevant issues and themes within whole school assemblies each week as well as activities and whole school events where pupil voice is encouraged. For example: School Parliament and Rights Respecting Schools’ meetings have a positive impact in school and allow children to make positive changes to their learning and wider school community. Our KS2 children take part in an annual residential visit. These visits focus on developing pupils’ self-esteem and giving them opportunities to develop leadership and co-operative skills. Our Year 6 children also take part in Crucial Crew, which establishes a fundamental importance in keeping safe as citizens in real life situations.
The impact of PSHE will be seen through our pupils who will be able to explain what they are personally focusing on to become better citizens in our school community and the world beyond. They will provide informed arguments to back their reasons for their choice in life decisions and be able to engage in thoughtful, possibly provoking discussions on important topics. They will know how to keep themselves safe and have an age appropriate understanding of themselves and others.
The Head of School and the PSHE and RSE subject leader are responsible for monitoring the standards of teaching and learning in school. The subject leader is responsible for supporting colleagues and informing them about current developments and resources. Lessons are recorded within class ‘floor books’. Teachers assess the children’s work in PSHE and citizenship by making informal judgements as they observe during lessons. We have clear expectations of what the children will know, understand and be able to do at the end of each key stage.
Through our PSHE curriculum, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them to become caring, respectful, responsible and confident individuals and citizens – with the relevant skills needed for life.