St James C E Primary School is a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded enabling them to live life in all its fullness. In our teaching of Personal, Social, Health and Emotional well-being, we aim for children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to keep themselves healthy and safe, prepare them for life and work in modern Britain and develop into confident, healthy and independent individuals.
PSHE helps to promote physical and emotional well-being for all our children. Our planning for PSHE covers emotional health and well-being, financial awareness, sex and relationship education, drug, tobacco and alcohol education, bullying and citizenship, at a level appropriate to children’s age. Our Christian and British values are a key part of our PSHE curriculum and prepare children for life in modern Britain; children explore democracy, rights and responsibilities, respect and tolerance of those of different faiths, beliefs and opinions.
Opportunities to further children’s development in Personal, Social and Health Education are embedded throughout our curriculum including PE, Science and through Collective Worship and Circle Time.
A wealth of enrichment activities further support and complement our PSHE curriculum. These include residential trips, school visits, community events, sports, arts and music clubs and events. Targeted nurture groups help individuals and small groups who need additional support.
Personal and Social skills are at the heart of our school values and are the focus of school assemblies, class behaviour reward systems. Children are actively involved in making decisions and discussing issues surrounding their health, friendships and wellbeing through the School Council and other pupil voice activities.
PSHE is one of the many ways in which we support the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our children.
As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. The teaching and learning of PSHE supports and upholds this vision.
We follow a PSHE programme 'Growing Up with Yasmine and Tom'. This is an online resource to help schools deliver sex and relationships education (SRE) as part of their personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education programme. It has been produced by the charity FPA and is a scheme of work we use from Reception to Year 6. It is designed to be an age-appropriate, fun, interactive way for children to learn about their bodies (including growing up/puberty), life cycles, feelings, relationships, gender stereotypes and keeping safe (including keeping safe online). This is reviewed and evaluated regularly to ensure provision is relevant, up-to-date and of the highest quality.