Personal, Social and Health Education

At Kingston Park we believe PSHE helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to make choices about how to live confident, healthy, safe and independent lives.

 

 At Kingston Park we aim to deliver a PSHE curriculum which enables children to:

  • Develop their self-esteem and promote a positive self image.
  • Be able to identify and express a wide range of feelings.
  • Develop an understanding of different kinds of friendships and relationships.
  • Develop skills to enable children to make choices about health, safety and relationships.
  • Develop an understanding of their own body, its function and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Prepare children to deal with the physical and emotional changes of growing up.
  • Develop an understanding of sex, sexuality and conception through an age appropriate Sex and Relationship Education programme.
  • Be safe online.
  • Be aware of the wider world.

 

The PSHE curriculum plays a key role in the ethos and values of our school.

 

The PSHE curriculum is delivered in many ways through our Marvellous Me topics at the beginning of each year, through circle time activities or science lessons and elements of the curriculum such as personal hygiene, safety, relationships and healthy eating issues are included in the daily life and organisation of the school and promoted by all members of staff.

The PSHE curriculum is delivered throughout the school and can be taught as individual lessons, through circle time or through our topic based work. The PSHE curriculum us divided into three core themes; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

 

Through PSHE we aim to equip every child with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life in the modern world.

 

From September 2020 Relationships and Health education is becoming compulsory in Primary Schools. Here at Kingston Park, we have always placed a great emphasis on both relationships and health education and our schemes of work reflect this. We will be updating our schemes of work where necessary according to new government guidance over the next academic year.