R.H.E and P.S.H.E
Subject Lead: Mrs Susie DeSouza
Our approach to teaching Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE) and RHE (Relationship, Health, Education) at Stanley Park Infants’ School is to help develop every child to become a well-rounded global citizen who understands how different people around the world live their lives.
It is anchored in the ethos of our school community and contributes to our school’s values: Be kind, be helpful, be the best you can be. It is embedded and connected to our Pupil Choices and Super Learners.
The curriculum: explores and fosters key concepts around good healthy relationships. It tackles all types of prejudice, promotes understanding and respect, linked to the 2010 Equality Act. RHE/ PSHE is an opportunity to explore the different views that people hold in a safe and supportive environment. It teaches children about the importance of physical health and mental wellbeing. Keeping children safe online, in the classroom, at home and in the wider world. The curriculum develops independence, emotional literacy and safeguarding.
How we teach RHE & PSHE
We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to develop in an environment that promotes mutual respect. During PSHE/ RHE lessons we promote children’s self-esteem and emotional well-being through open discussions and debates, P4C (Philosophy for Children), role plays, circle time, group work, charity work, community and environmental projects, trips and inviting guest speakers into school. We follow the National Curriculum objectives as well as bespoke objectives that reflect the needs and interests of our pupils. These are often related to current issues in the local area that may be affecting our children and their families. Our children gain further insight through assemblies and curriculum days. Children in the Early Years are taught Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) following the objectives set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.