PSHE Overview 2023-24

At Hillside we use a scheme called Coram SCARF which allows us to deliver and organise lessons to provide children with the knowledge required in line with the National curriculum. It is our intent to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to assist children and young people to prepare for adult life by supporting them through their physical, emotional and moral development, and helping them to understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships. This will be implemented by creating a programme of study that is bespoke to our school and all our children. There are three main core parts of our PSHE programme of study, these are; Relationships Education, Health Education and Living in the Wider World.
The school seeks to provide a safe, secure learning environment for PSHE that enables children and young people to gain accurate knowledge, develop their own values and attitudes, and develop skills to grow into happy confident successful adults. At the beginning of each year, every class sets ground rules that children must follow. They also set rules for PSHE lessons to create a safe and supportive learning environment and allow children to feel comfortable and to speak openly and honestly.

At Hillside Primary School we promote the needs and interests of all pupils, irrespective of gender, culture or background and all teachers consider the children’s age, ability and readiness. PSHE will be provided through discreet curriculum time, class discussions/circle time, as and when issues arise, ensuring time is made within the curriculum to meet the needs of the children and through extra-curricular activities. These include mental health awareness week, anti-bullying week and safer internet day. We respect pupils’ unique starting points by providing learning that is suitable to their level, considering their age, maturity and how emotionally secure they are.

All subjects make a link to PSHE, BV, SMSC and the language is used consistently by all staff. PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links. Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies always make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.
Pupil Voice is promoted through a number of roles and responsibilities such as the School Council, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, Team Captains, Prefects, Librarians, Sports Leaders and Traffic Wardens. The pupils also undertake an annual questionnaire and on occasions are interviewed by staff and each other.
· Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
· Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
· Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
· Children will become healthy and responsible members of society.
· Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.
At Hillside Primary School we deliver the PSHE 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 expect teachers to use a 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 believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and as well as discrete focused lessons, it is also embedded throughout the curriculum. PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.