At Harrietsham CEP we have begun our Heartsmart journey to enrich our delivery of PSHE. The program aims to build character, resilience, and emotional intelligence. The curriculum is shaped around five core values, to help our children make healthy choices: Don’t Forget to Let Love In, Too Much Selfie Isn’t Healthy, Don’t Hold on to What’s Wrong, Fake is a Mistake, and No Way Through Isn’t True!
As our school takes our Heartsmart journey, we also invite you as a family to come on it too by finding out more about Heartsmart and talking about our High Five Heartsmart principles at home.
Statement of Intent:
At Harrietsham Church of England Primary School, PSHE is at the core of what we do. It enables our children to become healthy, confident, independent, and responsible members of society. Through PSHE our aim is to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, whilst, tackling 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 across the school from EYFS - Year 6 on a weekly basis; with further opportunities to deepen our PSHE knowledge through special events throughout the school year.
Our PSHE curriculum uses the Heartsmart scheme which incorporates links to our school values, with RSE being taught within the curriculum using Heartsmart resources. The Heartsmart programme also fulfils all the requirements of the governments’ new relationship education programme. Children will think about healthy relationships, puberty and problems arising from social media. In a rapidly changing world, children will need to be prepared to adapt and to make informed choices. This provides opportunities to enrich our delivery of PSHE in a creative way, whilst, at the same time helping our children explore a wide variety of issues about themselves, others and their rights and responsibilities.
We provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in developing their self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community, through opportunities such as; school action squad, shining lights, play leaders and year six ambassadors.
PSHE reaches across every curricular area, as well as into every strand of school life. Our PSHE curriculum forms 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, Forgiveness and Fellowship.