At Beckwithshaw Primary School, we believe that personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially and to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
We are dedicated to ensuring that Beckwithshaw Primary School is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by values that are taught through PSHE lessons, making it integral to the success of the whole school. PSHE is at the heart of our school ethos.
We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: School Ambassador, Sports Crew and Digital Leaders. Our children are placed in family houses and support one another through these in school and community events.
Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: health workers, firefighters, police officers, librarians, sports coaches, secondary school pupils, artists, authors and representatives from the local church. We participate in, and promote national events and charities such as Anti-Bullying Week, World Mental Health Week and Children in Need.
PSHE is taught as both explicit lessons, using the Jig-Saw Scheme of Work; but it is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum and day-to-day life of the school.
We aim to support:
• Happy and positive relationships;
• Empathy and compassion;
• The confidence to make the most of their abilities;
• Value and respect of diversity;
• Respect for others’ rights to their own values and beliefs;
• Evaluation (and appropriate challenge) of the opinions and arguments of others;
• Leadership and presentation skills;
• Strategies for managing influence;
• Enterprise skills and attributes;
• Skills for employability (aspiration, communication, creativity, goal setting);
• Taking positive risks.
At Beckwithshaw Primary School , good relationships are fundamental to our ethos. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves, different families, sex, sexuality and sexual health. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people