At Hethersett Woodside Primary, we passionately believe that children’s well–being is integral to their learning. We nurture our children through their learning journey, while teaching them the skills to become emotionally literate.
PSHE encompasses all areas designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. It gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, to develop independence and responsibility, and enjoy learning. Our school aims underpin and reflect what we strive to achieve through our PSHE curriculum.
The teaching and development of PSHE knowledge and skills run throughout our daily activities and interactions, as well as being part of our curriculum. We regularly celebrate pupil’s achievements, we learn to give and receive compliments, we have an active school council, a buddy system and our school expectations are at the core of each day. We model, assist and encourage independent conflict resolution, demonstrating the importance of listening and repairing. We believe behaviour is communication, and we run a nurture group for those children who need to develop their social and emotional skills. We also teach discrete lessons through PATHS and the PSHE Association question-based planning model, ensuring all areas of the curriculum are covered.
As part of PSHE, Relationship and Sex Education is taught, using the RSE Solution lesson plans. We believe that all pupils have the right to receive effective, inclusive and relevant RSE that directly meets their needs, taught through accessible resources and non-judgmental approaches. Our school is committed to promoting respect, equality and understanding for diversity in all aspects of our teaching.