At Wybunbury Delves we aim to 'light the spark for a love of learning and of life' and Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is a subject which offers the very best opportunities to achieve this. We adapt the SPARK approach to foster and maintain children's curiosity in the world around them.
At Wybunbury Delves, we embed Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education as part of our broad and balanced curriculum. PSHE helps our pupils to gain the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become active and responsible members of the community. PSHE focusses on giving our pupils the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health, relationships, and the skills to recognise and build their self-confidence identity.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) forms part of our PSHE curriculum. We believe relationships and sex education is important for our pupils and our school because:
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of our school and our local communities. In doing so children learn about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of a community. The PSHE Curriculum gives our pupils the skills to understand and respect our common humanity, as well as the skills to celebrate our diversity and differences.
Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos. Children learn how to reflect on their own experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. PSHE education gives children the skills to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities that they will face as citizens within a multicultural society. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE. Children learn how to be healthy and responsible members of society, as well as the understanding to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
Our tailored PSHE curriculum equips children with the understanding of risk, and the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Clear strategic planning allows the curriculum to be dynamic and adapt to the context of our school and our children's needs at Wybunbury Delves.
The following topics are taught with our PSHE Curriculum. Our PSHE curriculum is split into three categories. RSE is part of the first two categories.
|Relationships||Health and Mental Well-being||Wider World|
|Families and people who care for me||Mental Well Being||Economic Well being|
|Caring friendships||Internet Safety and Harm||Enterprise|
|Respectful Friendships||Physical Health and Fitness||Careers|
|Online Relationships||Healthy Eating|
|Being Safe||Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco|
|Health and Prevention|
|Basic First Aid|
|Changing Adolescent Body|
We intend to use the following teaching programmes and resources:
We are delivering 'HEARTSMART' throughout school as part of RSE, PSHE and SMSC. This whole school resource is designed to support our children to build resilience, emotional intelligence and active empathy. It enables children at Wybunbury Delves to adopt a growth mind-set whilst maintaining a healthy emotional self. HEARTSMART is about loving and accepting ourselves as well as loving and responding well to others. Our learning is focussed around Boris the Robot which helps to motivate our children to become actively involved with the programme and learning. There are 5 themes (known as 'High Five') that Boris shares throughout the year which are linked to the principles of feeling valued, considering others and showing empathy, forgiveness, being truthful and not giving up when faced with challenge. Heartsmart is taught as stand alone lessons and as part of our Worship time.
Heartsmart has a family based website giving information and activities that can be done at home. Click here.
To ensure the full coverage of the curriculum additional lessons will be taught. At Wybunbury Delves we invite visitors into school to enhance our PHSE curriculum. PCSO Nick Jarvis and his Police colleagues are regular visitors. Cheshire Fire Service and the School Nurse service visit amongst others. Some elements of this curriculum will be taught through whole school focus weeks e.g. Anti-Bullying Week; Keeping Healthy Week; Keeping Safe; Health and Relationships Week. Teachers will notify parents in advance of these focus weeks.
Our PSHE Policy can be found here.
Our PSHE curriculum overview will be uploaded shortly.
Read more about what happens in PSHE at Wybunbury Delves in our weekly news here.
A record of curriculum enrichment for 2020-21 which contributes to our PSHE curriculum can be found here.
The new RSE Curriculum became compulsory in September 2020. Prior to this we held a RSE Consultation. More information can be found here.
RSE expectations: Primary expectations
This is an outline of what pupils should know by the end of primary school
Families and people who care for me