PSHE and RSE
At Carclaze Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. We begin this journey from Foundation following the EYFS PSEd – Self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour and making relationships. The curriculum 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. We have created a Values Based Education where we focus on a value each half term. We are in the early stages of adopting a “Trauma Informed School” approach to meet each child’s individual needs. 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.
By the end of Primary school, children will have explored the following units:
- Families and people who care for me
- Money matters
- Caring friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
We teach a clear and comprehensive scheme of work explicitly teaching the National Curriculum. Children are taught focussed lessons on Families and people who care for me, Caring friendships, Respectful relationships, Online relationship and Being safe. The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, Spiritual Moral Social Cultural (SMSC) and school values. These values are developed and encouraged at Playtimes and Lunchtimes and throughout the school day. Children are awarded house points for demonstrating any of the values.
PSHE Curriculum - Impact
Impact of the curriculum in PSHE is monitored through:
- Learning Conversations – pupils are able to talk confidently about their learning in Physical Education to adults and to each other.
- Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.
- Lesson visits
- Additional Assessment opportunities:
- peer assessment
- group assessment
- targeted questioning
Displays across school
PSHE, British Values and SMSC displays in school reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links with everyday life. Children are reminded of the values in various lessons for example in Maths if they come across a problem the adults in the room will ask the children to demonstrate perseverance to tackle the problem. We ensure the values are clearly displayed by a display in the hall and bunting (which was designed by the children).
Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies widely make a link to PSHE, British Values, School Values and SMSC.
We welcome visitors to the school and have well established links with Stay Safe, who deliver a comprehensive “Keeping safe” workshop to Year 5 and deliver whole school assemblies. The NSPCC deliver a whole school program.
Each year each class carries out an election and has a class representative for School council. We meet weekly and play an active role in school life. They get the opportunity to interview new staff and go to “special” events and have an additional level of decision making within the school.
We have an embedded two year rolling programme. We focus on a value each half term. This is implemented by a whole school assembly and then followed up with phase assemblies, class PSHE etc. Children are encouraged to demonstrate the Values and receive a certificate during weekly celebration assembly.
Trauma Informed School
We create a universal snapshot on every class across the school. This is updated termly and teachers then teach lessons tailored to the developmental needs of each child. Additional sessions are available if needed.
Sex and Relationship Education
At Carclaze we following the Christopher Winters SRE scheme of work. Parents are informed of the programme and then teachers deliver it throughout the year.
We host many charity events throughout the year where we invite the wider community to school. We host Coffee Mornings for Macmillan, participate in Children in Need, Red Nose Day, Odd socks for bullying awareness etc.
Through our Computing lessons we teach online safety to our children, ensuring they are aware of the delights and dangers of the technological world. In Year 5 Stay Safe work with the children to support the delivery of this topic. We also invite our Community Liaison Officers in to talk to the children in Year 6 about cyber-bullying, their online profile and to consider the choices they make when interacting through social media apps.
We have a comprehensive behaviour policy which focusses on promoting positive behaviours. We believe by focussing on the positives we can encourage the negative behaviour to decrease. Within the classroom we have values displayed, and a positive behaviour chart. We deal with negative behaviours discreetly and effectively.
As a school we are currently going through the Healthy school accreditation.