develop an understanding of their own and others emotions allowing for them to create and resolve conflicts within friendships and within families
build confidence in their own strengths and appreciate differences in themselves and others
understand their own changes and how best to maintain their personal well being
understand their civic responsibilities in their school, local community, country and wider world.
PSHE is recognised as a key subject for our children. At Tollgate Primary, it is felt that PSHE needs to be taught and addressed in an ongoing manner. In PSHE, frequent, albeit shorter lessons, are felt to be the best way to work with the children in addressing friendships, conflict resolution, self-regulation and wellbeing.
Our curriculum structure allows for the flexibility to address issues that arise naturally within the complexities of the classroom and school culture. The curriculum is designed to be taught regularly through mini-lessons that can be implemented during class assembly time. In addition, longer lessons are built into the structure to assure there are deeper conversations around specific topics.
The RSE curriculum has been given a priority by ensuring there is ample and adequate time to address all the key aspects of relationships and the changing body by using one afternoon a week for a half term to address these key principles. The general overview of topics within PSHE are built into the curriculum but can be flexibly delivered by the teachers and adjusted to assure they are meeting the needs of the children.
Please view the PHSE/RSE Curriculum document available in the attachments section for more information and to see what our pupils will be covering this academic year.