At St. Budeaux Foundation, we aim to raise the profile of personal, social, health education (PSHE) and encourage children to look at their health in a new way. Personal, social and health education focuses on developing children's knowledge, skills, and attributes in order to keep the children safe, secure and healthy. This allows for children to better understand the world around them and how to prepare them for later life. We follow a scheme that allows for children to learn about a variety of subjects that are needed within life such as money, friendships and change. We aim to look at British values throughout PSHE learning and learn about how our country is run, what parliament do, how voting works and how this effects the country and ourselves. This again allows for children to better understand the world around them whilst linking to their personal and social education. PSHE is taught once every fortnight to allow teachers time for personalised learning towards each class.
Children in the school know that we place a high value on health and wellbeing and they understand why and how we use our PSHE lessons to develop our own understanding through discussion to get a variety of opinions. They know that their British values are celebrated through school, and we take part in country wide events such as jubilees, elections and discuss how these effect our lives inside and outside of school. The children learn how to keep themselves and others safe through our PSHE curriculum and CAP (Children's Assault Prevention) training and understand that this helps us as children and as adults. Our current PSHE curriculum allows children to study a variety of subjects such as team building, Britain, money, friendships, safety, the wider world and thinking positively. All of these subjects better equip children for the future and teach basic and personal self care.
Children know about how to create better relationships between families, friends and general society. They push a variety of life long skills into their adulthood and have a general understanding of how things work, and how people treat each other. Children will have a general knowledge about British values such as voting, the royal family, parliament, banking, law and mutual respect. Our PSHE curriculum is taught through a variety of means, including throughout our RE, science and PE curriculum and children know that we use the skills learned throughout PSHE in our general school environment and relationships.