Across the school we teach PSHE to allow our children to explore and understand the world in which they live, preparing them for the ‘opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.’ (NC September, 2014)
At Woodhall we teach PSHE through the use of the SCARF curriculum. It is organised into blocks, which build upon previous learning each year. There curriculum is taught in 6 units:
Me and my relationships
Keeping myself safe
Rights and responsibilities
Doing my best
Growing and changing.
The methodology for teaching PSHE at Woodhall is to provide opportunities for children to develop their capability, creativity and widen their knowledge of the world. We want our children to respond proactively and positively to the challenges they may face in life, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We recognise that ‘our children are the future’ and they need to be equipped with the necessary skills to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, good communicators and negotiators in order to become capable citizens. In a world that is constantly changing, effective teaching of PSHE is vital to ensure that our pupils learn how to keep safe and healthy.
We also recognise that PSHE acquires a broad range of subject knowledge and draws on disciplines learnt from the wider world such as mathematics, science, RE and PE which we believe are essential components that help to engage and connect our children with the curriculum.
PSHE is taught across the school as a subject through which pupils are able to develop the knowledge and skills they need to be able to effectively manage their lives both now, throughout their educational career and in the future. Through the teaching of PSHE, we are able to promote independent thinking and prepare our pupils, giving them the skills they need to make choices that will help them stay healthy, safe and will prepare them for living and working in Britain. The work is recorded in class books and there is a lot of emphasis on discussion and expressing opinions.
For further information on the curriculum please read the Subject Overview which is available in the attachments section on this page. Our Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy is also available to read in the attachments section.