Here at All Saints Primary School, PSHE has always been a high priority and will continue to be a main focus of the school and integral to its Christian vision.
Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
All the staff at All Saints recognise that pupils should have opportunities to take responsibility for themselves and their environment. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing to the life of the school and community.
PSHE is taught whenever possible across the whole curriculum and dedicated PSHE lessons and Circle time. The school is a member of the PHSE association which enables staff access to teaching resources and training to keep the teaching and learning up to date and relevant to the children's changing needs. The children in KS2 access resources from 1decision for their Relationships and Sex Education.
We have an enthusiastic and successful School Council which meets to discuss issues raised by pupils and dedicated members of the team which share this information with the Head Teacher..
A Life Education Bus (supported by the Home-School Association) visits the school every year to support this area of the curriculum.
Kidsafe is a specialised child protection programme which is delivered into our school. Rachel Corrin Year One teacher delivers the sessions as our Kidsafe trained tutor.
The Kidsafe programme deals with building children’s confidence, self esteem and equips children with effective skills to deal with unsafe situations. Kidsafe enables children to value themselves and others and helps children to make wise and healthy choices/decisions in their lives. Kidsafe teaches children to recognise and/or prevent abuse i.e., what is appropriate and what is not appropriate, this is done in an age appropriate, fun and non-scary way through a variety of media including the use of a puppet, games, singing and worksheets.
Topics covered during the course include:-
Raising self confidence, feelings and talking about our feelings, bullying, respecting our bodies, inappropriate touching, secrets, communication skills, assertion – saying No, computer/internet safety and age ratings on film’s and computer games. After the full programme has been delivered a bank of scenario’s can be accessed by the trained tutor to address issues within school and our local community.
The Kidsafe UK programme continues to evolve and develop, with training taking place yearly, to help support and meet the changing needs of todays society and therefore help support our children.
Information on 1decision programme: The 1decision resources have been produced for the media generation and includes interactive content suitable for all learning styles. Over the past eight years each module has been created by PSHE and Safeguarding experts together with schools, and most importantly children, and we can proudly say we are providing resources to schools in 42 counties. Mapped to the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, our resources help children to develop the skills needed to manage difference influences and pressures, as a part of their personal development. Our unique suite of resources allows students to experience challenging situations in a safe environment. During their time at primary school, children will encounter many of life’s challenges for the first time. 1decision aims to provide children with the knowledge and skills needed to lead safe, healthy, and happy lives.
Information on PHSE Association: The PSHE Association is the national body for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. We are a charity and membership organisation that supports a network of over 50,000 practitioners with teaching resources, guidance, advice and training. We work with members to raise standards in all schools and help ensure every pupil enjoys good PSHE education. Our members benefit from high quality teaching materials, training, conferences and support from our team of dedicated Subject Specialists.
Useful Links for Skills Development and Resources.
List of PSHE websites for 4-11 year old students, including games and activities and resources for teachers and parents. From Starting Primary School, Self; Awareness, Wellbeing and Careers, Relationships, Health and Safety, Community and Global Citizneship. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zmpfb9q
Learn about the internet and being a SMART surfer; plus lots of good sites for children. https://www.childnet.com/resources/looking-for-kidsmart ,
Coping with change and uncertainty this site has some fantastic resources which are especially useful during these uncertain times: https://www.bbc.com/ownit
Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang. https://www.bbc.com/ownit
Tips and links to child friendly apps https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/expert-help/e-safety-tablets-and-apps ,
This links to many sites to support anti-bullying resources http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org/anti-bullying-week ,
Child-friendly, https://www.stopbullying.gov/ ,