PSHE Vision (Subject Lead: Miss J. Rowe)
At Alexandra Junior School, we strive to enable our children to become healthy, independent, active and responsible members of society through our personal, social and health education (PSHE) provision. We know it is an important part of children’s education to help them to understand how they are developing personally, morally and socially. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of not only the diverse school in which they learn, but also the society in which we live. Integrated within our daily life is our Alexandra Promise to our pupils and our school context-based drivers, the 5E’s (Excel yourself, Embrace yourself, Explore the world, Engage with others, Express yourself). For instance, our language rich and discussion based PSHE provision supports essential knowledge and skill development for the pupils at Alexandra Junior School (links with Express yourself)
We encourage our children to play a positive, reflective and active role in contributing to school and the wider community, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and values at the next educational stage and as a future adult citizen (Links with Engage with others). Every aspect of these relates and supports PSHE values. We believe strongly that through relationships education, we will be able to further equip children with the skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain healthy, happy and safe relationships and that they will understand how to safeguard themselves and others (Links with Embrace yourself). Our commitment to the importance of PSHE provision is shown through the School becoming an Early Adopter of the compulsory 2020 RSE aspects of it. We are excited to be further providing opportunities to enable children to be taught about positive emotional and mental wellbeing and to provide key coping strategies for them to enter the wider, ever-changing world (links with Excel yourself and Explore the World).
Our PSHE provision supports many of the principles of safeguarding, SMSC and British Values. As well as supporting school to implement the 9 protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010.
Through our PSHE and SMSC curriculum at Alexandra Junior School we recognise our duty to ‘actively promote’ and provide opportunity for children to understand the fundamental British Values (Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance) first set out by the Government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2014, for those with different faiths and beliefs in order for them to become fair, tolerant and confident adults in a forever challenging world.
We welcome you to review the Intent and Implementation documents to see how the PSHE curriculum is put into practice.