Our curriculum is a question-based, two-year cycle, that we believe gives the children the opportunity to build upon prior learning, embed new learning and apply skills to all areas of their school life.
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to ensure our lessons are accessible to all our children. Our aim is for our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who are aware and understand how they are developing personally and socially. We strive to instill in our children the confidence and self-belief to tackle the many issues they will face as they grow up.
At St Giles’, we strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, this is through our focus on certain key dates such as Mental Health Awareness week as well as our Collective Worships where PSHE is an important aspect.
Parents do not have the right to withdraw their children from relationships education. However, parents do have the right to withdraw their children from the non-statutory components of sex education within RSE.
Our aim is that all our children understand the importance of PSHE and this embeds a sense of confidence, independence and self-regulation. We firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is imperative to children becoming confident, accepting and well-rounded individuals.
PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
At St Giles we follow the PSHE Association's Question based model on a 2 year cycle. Our Programme of Study, aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).
The national curriculum also states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice’. PSHE education contributes to schools’ statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgements in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. The relationships and health aspects of PSHE education is now compulsory in all schools.