At Ellison Primary Academy we shape our PSHE curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for PSHE; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses the British Values throughout; ensuring the progressive development of PSHE concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to explore trying new things, working hard, concentrating, pushing oneself, imagining, improving, understanding others and not giving up.
At Ellison Primary Academy, we aim for a high quality PSHE curriculum. We believe that PSHE is an integral part of the curriculum as the skills learnt will equip children for their futures and become active members of society. Based on the National Curriculum and our Jigsaw scheme, we aim to provide an environment that will enable each child to grow in understanding so as to reach their full potential, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically and socially. Through their understanding of PSHE, children will be able to succeed in many different areas of the curriculum and throughout life as the learned skills are transferrable. We strive to ensure that children will have opportunities to create personal understanding, that children will be given the opportunity to both explore and challenge alternative attitudes and beliefs, along with rights and responsibilities. We hope that in teaching a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum, children will develop a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in PSHE, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Our PSHE curriculum is based around 6 topics: Being me in my world, Celebrating differences, Dreams and goals, Healthy me, Relationships and Changing me. The Scheme of work also includes opportunities to link British Values, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and schools key skills into the curriculum. Throughout the school, each year group builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the year prior, building on what the children already understand. Reflection journals are used by all classes to capture the essence of each PSHE lesson, also helping children to refer back to prior learning whenever necessary. These journals are taken with children through the school, so by Year 6, 7 years of PSHE is captured. At Ellison, we also ensure Key Stage and class assemblies make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.
Following the implementation of the broad and balanced PSHE curriculum at Ellison Primary Academy, children will be respectful, responsible, resilient and confident members of society within Wolstanton and the wider world. Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty. The tools in which our PSHE curriculum provides children with, will ensure they are able to maintain healthy and positive lifestyles with regard to relationships, diet and their own personal identity. As they become more confident throughout the areas of PSHE, building upon our themes year by year, children will understand their personal role in society. The most significant impact that we want for our pupils, in line with our school rights and responsibilities, is the development of respect for themselves and respect for others.