Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
The intent of the PSHE curriculum at Whoberley Hall is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. At Whoberley Hall we intent to deliver our PSHE curriculum so that it dovetails with real life issues, global contexts and local celebrations, as and when they arise. Wherever possible and appropriate to personal contexts, we expect teachers to follow an age appropriate PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk, and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. The children at Whoberley Hall are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
We believe that the purpose of our PSHE curriculum is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum and guidance, to cover areas such as: drugs education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationships education and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. Children should be taught about the society in which they are growing up. These subjects are designed to foster respect for others and for differences and educate children about healthy relationships. Teaching children about the society that we live in and the different types of loving, healthy relationships that exist can be done in a way that respects everyone
These subjects are designed to equip children with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The important lessons we teach our children about healthy relationships, looking after themselves and staying safe, are respected and valued under our curriculum.
At Whoberley Hall, we value the development of skills such as decision making, informed risk taking, good communication and self-regulation strategies. We aim that these skills will have a positive impact on children’s mental and physical well-being, beginning in our Early Years, then continuing throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It is our belief that the skills and attributes acquired through our quality PSHE education have a significant impact on pupils’ academic achievement, employability and future life chances.