Intent, Implementation and Impact of our PSHE Curriculum
At Hanslope Primary School, it is our intent that we incorporate PSHE (personal, social and health education) into our everyday school life; that is to say that a lot of our lessons cover many aspects of these key life skills implicitly. Wellbeing and good mental health are of paramount importance and our pupils are encouraged to share their wellbeing at regular points throughout the week. We aim to develop a climate where pupils learn to understand and monitor their own feelings as well as feel empowered to seek support should they need it. In addition to looking after their mental health, children are also taught to develop a positive growth mind-set through specific teaching in PSHE lessons and across the wider curriculum, where skills such as resilience, perseverance and independence are celebrated. In this school we are an inclusive community where all children (and adults) aim high, work to the best of their ability and develop a strong sense of self-confidence and positive wellbeing. As a school it is also imperative to support the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We believe that all stakeholders in our school uphold positive values, morals and beliefs which are in line with the core British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. A strong sense of community and the wider-world is central to our ethos and this equips children with the knowledge, skills and strategies to live healthy, happy, full, safe and responsible lives.
As a result of the PSHE curriculum, children at Hanslope Primary School develop a healthy growth-mind-set, self-confidence and an increased understanding of the impact that individuals’ actions can have on their own and others’ lives. Children demonstrate a progression of knowledge and skills throughout their school life which they continuously build on and embed. Children are given every opportunity to develop fundamental life-skills necessary in order to become well-rounded people in the wider-world.