Statement of Intent:
At Harrietsham Church of England Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become healthy, confident, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that excellence in these areas will lead to excellence across the curriculum and beyond in later life. PSHE is taught progressively from EYFS to Year 6 on a weekly basis and as a school, we follow the Christopher Winter Project scheme. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant, engaging and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. We set out to provide our children with the necessary skills, information and aspirations so that they can become responsible citizens of our future. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth and oracy by playing a positive role in school life and the wider community by having their voice heard in things like our School Council, Collective Worship team and Sports Leaders. PSHE reaches across every curricular area as well as into every strand of school life forming an important and intrinsic part of our school ethos. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our core Christian Values: Love, Faith, Forgiveness and Fellowship.