At Regent Farm First School we ensure that all children:
- Develop the knowledge, mastery of skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy independent lives and to become informed, active responsible members of society.
- Learn how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
- Reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally, emotionally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
- Find out about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of a diverse society.
- Understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
We are committed to providing our children with an exciting and positive learning environment, in which they have the opportunity to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They will be prepared for life in Modern Britain by developing a deep sense of respect for equality and diversity. Children should know that others’ families either in school or in the wider world, sometimes look different from their family, but they should respect those differences. We aim to normalise all family types to prevent and remove prejudice and to ensure that children know these families are also characterised by love and care.
How do we teach PSHE?
We ensure our PSHE curriculum is of high quality by ensuring that:
- There is a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum, tailored to our children, in a multitude of ways, using the National PSHE association for guidance.
- The PSHE curriculum has the three core learning themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.
- The PSHE curriculum also incorporates the RSE policy and identifies links to British/Regent Farm Values and SMSC.
- There is a clear and comprehensive Relationships Education and Health Education scheme of work within PSHE in line with the new recommendations of teaching Relationships Education and RSE in National Curriculum (June 2019)
- PSHE is taught as both explicit lessons using the PSHE Scheme of Work; but that it is also fully embedded in every aspect of our creative curriculum and day - to-day life of the school.
- The teaching and learning of Relationships Education and Health Education is planned explicitly within each year group, taking account of the age of pupils, so that children know more, remember more and understand more.
- All subjects make a link to PSHE, British/Regent Farm Values, SMSC and the language is used consistently by all staff.
- Relationships Education and Health Education complement existing national curriculum subjects and whole school approaches to well being and health.
- Assemblies always make a link to PSHE, British/Regent Farm Values and SMSC.
- Lessons are planned to ensure that pupils of differing abilities, including the most able, are suitably challenged.
- Assessments will be used to ensure teaching meets the needs of the children.
- Transferable skills are taught, including: communication, interpretation, critical thinking, evaluation and analysis.
- Teachers will use high quality resources including the effective use of ICT.
What is the impact of our PSHE curriculum?
At Regent Farm First School we seek to ensure that all children in our school develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHE helps children to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. Children are taught about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities. They learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it. The strong link we have with Mercy Education Centre in Kenya helps children to develop a sensitive understanding of the different lives children lead elsewhere in the world. We encourage all our children to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through school council, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.
Children will recognise and apply our school core values of Determination, Team Work, Respect and Curiosity alongside the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of law and Liberty. They will develop a sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local or global issues and political and social institutions. Children will understand how British Law protects differences in religion, race, sexuality and gender.