Our intent for our PHSCE approach that children need to feel safe and happy in order to learn and achieve their potential. Our PSHCE curriculum is designed specifically for our children, considering our context and Christian distinctiveness. It aims to embed safe practices as well as happiness, self-confidence and self-esteem. Fundamental British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance, Mutual Respect and Individual Liberty are explored through our approach and are also embedded across all aspects of school life, including Collective Worship, the creative curriculum and our ethos and core values.
Our intent is:
- To prepare our children for life in modern Britain and the wider-world.
- For children to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
- To identify and effectively manage different influences on health and well-being
We implement our PSHCE curriculum by:
- Using Philosophy for Children (P4C) to instil the highest expectations and teach the children questioning, thinking and debate skills.
- Linking the 3 main areas of PHSCE curriculum (Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World) to our ‘Learning Mission’ themes, thus making learning meaningful and teaching creative and innovative..
- Providing a spiral programme of knowledge, skills and attribute development, centred around nurture and relationships, where prior learning is revisited, reinforced and extended in age- and stage-appropriate contexts through engaging and inspiring stimuli.
- Sexual health is taught as an element of health education but also within the context of healthy relationships (See Knayton’s SRE policy, in line with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance).
Children at Knayton use the skills and values learnt through our PHSCE curriculum in real life contexts. For example, integrating with children from different backgrounds at our annual Happy Fest, making friends with our Kenyan Pen Pals and promoting our Christian Values in our local community and the wider-world through our active participation in fundraising.
The impact of our PHSCE education is that children:
- Are open, sensitive and reflective individuals who respond and manage issues in their own lives
- Have a deep moral understanding of the impact of their actions on others.
- Use their debate skills across the curriculum, demonstrating respect and sensitivity.
Here's what our children say:
"PSHCE helps me to make better choices"
"We get to learn about our feelings and how we can make other people feel. Knowing this makes me a better person."
"We can talk to our teachers and friends about how we're feeling."