Personal, Social and Health and Citizenship Education

PSHCE Curriculum Intent

It is our intent at Beverley St Nicholas Primary to deliver a PSHCE (personal, social and health and citizenship education) curriculum which enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

At Beverley St Nicholas we deliver the PSHCE curriculum by utilising first hand experience and sharing good practice. However, we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils. We use a PSHCE programme ‘Jigsaw’ to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary. Through Jigsaw children learn to make safe and informed decisions. We believe that the purpose of PSHCE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: ie, drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

PSHCE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become responsible citizens in a forever changing community. PSHCE is an important part of school assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

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october, 2020

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