Personal, Social and Health Education
Personal, Social And Health Education (PSHE)
At The Avenue, the intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver an accessible curriculum that will maximise outcomes for all children, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. This will be done through giving children opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities. As a Church School, we ensure that our Christian values of Respect, Optimism, Wisdom, Determination, Enthusiasm and Love are intertwined through this curriculum so we can fulfil our vision: Learn, Grow and Love.
As a result of our curriculum, every child will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
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.
Our school uses the Jigsaw PSHE programme which is aligned to the PSHE Association Programme of study for PSHE, in line with the National Curriculum. The PSHE curriculum has three core learning themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. It also incorporates the RSE policy and identifies links to British Values, Cultural Capital, SMSC and key skills into the curriculum. Children will have access to key knowledge, language and meaning in order to understand PSHE and to use across the wider curriculum. Whole school, Key Stage and House Collective Worships always make a link to PSHE, The Avenue and British Values and SMSC.
Children are enabled to develop the vocabulary and confidence needed to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings in a climate of openness, trust and respect, and know when and how they can seek the support of others. They will apply their understanding of society to their everyday interactions, from the classroom to the wider community of which they are a part.
Children will know more and remember more about PSHE. Children will recognise 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 at least in-line with national and behaviour will be at least good. The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.