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PSHE+R(S)E at Glade Primary
PSHE + R(S)E, or personal, social, health, economic and relationships education (including sex education for Years 5 and 6), is a planned programme of learning through which children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, personal well-being and relationships with greater confidence and resilience (UNCRC Article 29).
Our programme of study, based on the National curriculum and Redbridge guidance, prepares children to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they develop in all subjects to practical, real-life situations, helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.
As an accredited Rights Respecting School, we are a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. 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. All year groups are taught about managing relationships and develop a sound understanding of how to tackle challenges that may arise in day-to day situations. They learn how to stay safe, in school and at home, both in person and online, and how to share any concerns with trusted adults. Our citizenship lessons enable our pupils to understand the British democratic process and how to campaign for essential changes in society so as to support the world-wide community to achieve the Global Goals. Children are supported to understand financial issues through a range of workshops. All our year groups have timetabled PSHE +R time but we encourage a cross-curricular approach to the development of the skills and understanding of this subject area, in and out of the classroom. Circle time is often used to listen to others and to be heard by their peers and duty-bearers.
Children learn about and celebrate similarities and differences between people and cultures through the curriculum, accessing a range of literature by diverse authors and by participating in a variety of cultural events over the year. The use of our well-developed outdoor spaces for some Circle Time and PSHE lessons promotes a sense of well-being and love for the outdoors.
We promote an understanding of healthy living, enabling children to develop good eating habits, an awareness of harmful substances and know the importance of exercise. The Redbridge syllabus has been adapted as planning guidance for teachers. National guidance is followed in the teaching and learning of Relationships and Sex Education (see separate RSE policy).
As part of a whole school approach, PSHE + R(S)E develops the qualities and attributes children need to develop into confident, empathetic global citizens, thriving as individuals, family members and members of society. They respect their own right and that of others, showing compassion and an understanding of the importance of speaking up to ensure fairness for all.
National Curriculum PSHE programmes of Study