Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
At Frithwood Primary School we recognise the crucial role of PSHE in our curriculum, how it supports children to lead healthy and happy lives and how it is fundamental to their cognitive development. We aim to enable children to develop a deepening knowledge of their health and wellbeing, including their mental and physical health. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their world. We aim to build strong and supportive relationships between adults and children to enable them to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others. Our intention is that when children leave Frithwood School, they will do so with knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society.
Our school ethos and culture is intrinsically linked to key PSHE principles as well as being taught through weekly lessons, assemblies and workshops. The majority of our PSHE coverage uses SCARF as starting point to build upon. SCARF lesson plans are organised around the PSHE Association’s Programmes of Study Learning Opportunities, which includes three core themes of Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and, Living in the Wider World. These themes have been broken down into six main areas for termly coverage:
1. Me and my relationships
2. Valuing difference
3. Keeping myself safe
4. Rights and responsibilities
5. Being my best
6. Growing and changing
Children explore these strands year-on-year, building a toolkit of strategies and knowledge which they apply in scenario-based lessons, giving them the opportunity to ask questions and practise the skills in a safe and caring environment.
It is evident when walking through the school that the development of the whole child is central to the work that we do – children are well-cared for and the development of personal, social, emotional and health needs is a strength. Children at Frithwood School are able to talk confidently about how to keep themselves safe both in and around school as well as online. They care for each other, accept differences and support their peers in a way that demonstrates that their core values match those of the school’s and staff.
By the time our children leave our school they will:
- be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
- be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
- appreciate difference and diversity
- recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
- be able to understand and manage their emotions
- be able to look after their mental health and well-being
- be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
- have respect for themselves and others.
- have a positive self esteem
Relationships and Sex education
Effective Relationship and Sex Education is essential if pupils are to make responsible and well informed decisions. The objective of Relationship and Sex Education is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. We will endeavour to develop a pupil’s sense of responsibility, encourage a positive self image and help them move with confidence from childhood into adolescence.
Carew Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 3NJ