At Barford St. Peter’s Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC). Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. PSHE is taught across the school from Rec - Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow the Twinkl PSHE scheme and use Protective Behaviours (PB's). PB’s is a safety awareness and resilience building programme. Our Whole-school PSHE scheme of work includes units on British Values, Global Citizenship, Personal Safety, Health, RSE, Mental Wellbeing and more, supporting our teachers to deliver outstanding SMSC provision. Our PSHE planning and resources are fully in line with the PSHE Association Programme of Study and fulfil the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing positive mental and physical health. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Christian Values; Kindness, Compassion, Respect, Responsibility, Thankfulness and Perseverance.
Our curriculum Long Term Plan showing all units covered throughout the year.
PSHE Skills progression
Different families: Same love
Climate Heroes - Respect for our Planet
Protective Behaviours is a practical approach to personal safety. It is a program that encourages self-empowerment and brings with it the skills to raise self-esteem and to help avoid being victimised. This is achieved by teaching children to recognise and trust their intuitive feelings (Early Warning Signs) and to develop strategies for self-protection.
The Protective Behaviours process encourages an adventurous approach to life that satisfies the need for fun and excitement without violence and fear. Every year each child in our school is given four lessons following the 'Taking Care' model which is incorporated into their PSHE lessons. The sessions are around these two key messages: ‘We all have the right to feel safe all the time' and 'There is nothing too awful (or too little) we can't talk about it with someone'.
Below are publications for parents produced by the 'Taking Care Project'.