Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education at Belmont
Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) including Relationships Education (RSE) is at the heart of our school values and ethos and our focus on pupil well-being is embedded in all that we do.
Our curriculum aim is to enable our children to become healthy, safe, independent, responsible members of society who demonstrate respect and tolerance towards all. We aim to equip our pupils with a range of strategies to support them to face and manage the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing diverse modern Britain (including online). This is underpinned by the school’s ethos and commitment to the UNCRC Rights Respecting principles, with our focus on pupils’ physical, emotional and mental well-being at all times.
At Belmont School, our PSHE curriculum is based on the Health Education Partership PSHE and Wellbeing Framework
for Primary Schools. This is organised around the three core themes of: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World (including economic well-being and being a responsible citizen). The curriculum is split into 6 units, one for each half term, with the themes weaved into the learning throughout each unit. The curriculum equips our children with meaningful content that places an emphasis on building resilience and a growth mindset, nurturing both mental and physical health, communication and language skills, recognising issues and actively seeking solutions.
Lessons can be taught daily or in weekly one-hour blocks. Pupils are given the opportunity to explore and discuss concepts and complete their learning in different ways, including recording in their reflective journals and through the use of drama and discussions. Learning is personalised to meet the needs of all pupils in the class and to deal with particular issues that may arise in each class. The Rights Respecting language of UNCRC is embedded in PSHE lessons.
Pupils transition through each stage of their learning, from their individual starting points, equipped with the knowledge and skills to:
- Show respect for themselves and others.
- Recognise and apply the British Values.
- Recognise differences and have an understanding and tolerance of diversity.
- Recognise, understand and manage their own emotions.
- Look after their own mental health and ask for support where necessary.
- Recognise risk (physical and online) and know how to keep themselves safe.
- Understand who they can rely on and ask for support at different times.
- Develop and maintain healthy relationships with peers and adults and resolve conflict.
- Be able to draw on skills developed to manage real life situations
- Make choices to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Understand the physical aspects involved in the teaching of Relationship Education at the level appropriate to them as an individual.
- Have increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Aspire to be the best they can be, to have dreams for their future and know what is required to reach them.