Our intention is that when children leave Milton Mount Primary School, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being.
Our PSHE curriculum develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will enable children to access the wider curriculum and prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life.
At Milton Mount we have tailored the PSHE Associations’ ‘Programme of Study’ to suit our pupils, school and community; giving careful consideration to our school ethos and aims and our pupils’ needs.
We follow the PSHE Associations’ three core themes: Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World. Each year group covers content related to each theme every year, ensuring that a spiral programme is in place: one that revisits themes, gradually extending thinking, expanding knowledge and developing skills. We avoid, where possible, ‘one-off’, stand-alone sessions that will not be revisited, and instead make constant links to previous learning and experiences, and build upon these.
Where possible we make cross-curricula links between PSHE and other subjects; this is particularly true and relevant in English, Religious Education, Physical Education, History and Geography, with other content also linking to Maths, Science and Computing.
PSHE learning comes in many different forms: through whole-class teaching, group activities, individual tasks, assemblies, outside speakers, cross-curricula lessons and discrete lessons.
During PSHE sessions children are encouraged to both ask and answer questions, to deepen their knowledge and understanding. A great deal of time is spent considering scenarios and possible responses to them.
PSHE learning is recorded in topic folders: these books contain a range of evidence of the children’s learning, which can include –but is not limited to- cross-curricula learning; children’s verbal or written comments; photographic evidence of activities and experiences.
Teachers assess children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in PSHE by making observations and notes of children’s comments during lessons. As part of our assessment for learning process (and in line with our school’s assessment policy), children will receive both verbal and written feedback in order to aid progress in the subject (where appropriate). Every term, Foundation subject assessment grids are completed by class teachers, showing children’s attainment in the following three topics: Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; Living in the Wider World. The school’s assessment tool is used to do this. The PSHE Leader then analyses this data and provides feedback to the in order to inform and improve future practice.
By the time our children leave our school they will:
- Be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
- Be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
- Appreciate difference and diversity
- Recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
- Be able to understand and manage their emotions
- Be able to look after their mental health and well-being
- Be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
- understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
- Have respect for themselves and others.
- Have a positive self esteem