PSHE at West Didsbury CE
Intent - At WDCE, we want our PSHE curriculum to support pupils in being able to develop self-confidence, self - esteem and resilience and develop good relationships. We want them to have respect for others and show sensitivity towards them and be thoughtful and responsible members of their school and community. We want them to feel a sense of belonging and become active members of our democratic society. We want the children to have the knowledge of how to maintain physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues. They need to recognise signs and symptoms of good and poor health in the above areas, both in themselves and in others. We want them to have the knowledge to enable them to help themselves and others when things go wrong. We also want them to understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle.
Implementation - Throughout the school we follow the iMatter scheme of learning which brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and personal development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. It is split across 5 key areas: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Healthy Lifestyles, Keeping Safe, Living in the Wider World and Relationships.
We are also an active member of the Manchester Healthy Schools alliance. We work closely with this network to regularly review our curriculum and improve our extra-curricular groups such as our School Council and Eco-Committee.
We realise that PSHE is fundamental to our ethos of ‘Belonging, Believing, Becoming’ so all of our wider work with charities, local community groups and our weekly class discussions about current affairs reinforce our curriculum.
Impact - Pupils will feel confident that they have the appropriate knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. The personal nature of PSHE means that it is important pupils have regular opportunities to reflect on and identify what they have learned, what needs to be learned next and what they need to do to continue their learning. The teacher will then contribute their guidance of what the pupil’s successes are and what they should try to work on next half term. The final teacher’s assessment of PSHE is reported on formally to parents at the end of each academic year. The progress of each child will be tracked throughout their time at West Didsbury CE Primary.