The aim of PSHE teaching is to provide the children with a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded. As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. The teaching and learning of PSHE supports and upholds this vision. PSHE deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. They help pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. PSHE helps children to acquire British values and attitudes which are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences within school and life itself, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and diversity and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.
PSHE education cannot exist in isolation. We use a whole school approach and our curriculum provides a range of opportunities for children to make links to other areas of learning; such as in RE and Science, and explore a wide range of social, moral, cultural and behavioural issues. As a school, we aim to enrich the lives of our children by providing them with the skills and opportunities to apply their learning within and beyond the curriculum. PSHE underpins our school ethos and is delivered in weekly lessons from Foundation to Year 6. As well as our weekly lessons we hold assemblies that explore clear themes that support the teaching in class. At Offord Primary we believe that through our teaching of PSHE we can enhance children’s education and help them become caring, respectful and confident individuals.