In PSHE, we aim for our children to become fully-rounded, tolerant and accepting individuals, who are healthy, sociable and emotionally literate through the delivery of our PSHE and Wellbeing curriculum. The pupils should leave the school independent, resilient and prepared for life in modern Britain. The children should be able to develop and apply skills and attitudes to allow them to become full and active citizens in our wider global community. The health and wellbeing of our pupils is paramount. Children should leave Heber being mentally, emotionally and physically robust.
At Heber we follow the PSHE Association’s Programme of study using the Coram SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) PSHE scheme of work. SCARF lesson plans are mapped to the National Curriculum, covering a wide range of subject-specific Programme of Study statements.
The Programme of Study for PSHE education (Key Stages 1 - 2) identifies the key concepts, skills and attributes that are developed through PSHE education. This helps Heber to fulfill our statutory responsibility to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. The PSHE Programme of Study was produced to meet the needs of today’s pupils.
The programme of study includes three core themes:
Health and Wellbeing
Living in the Wider World
At Heber, PSHE is embedded into the curriculum with weekly one hour PSHE lessons. All teachers teach half termly PSHE units. Each half term, teachers from Years 1 to Years 6 teach a specific unit related to an overarching theme.
These are half termly themes:
Autumn 1: Being My Best
Autumn 2: Me and Relationships
Spring 1: Value Differences
Spring 2: Rights and Responsibilities
Summer 1: Keeping Myself Safe
Summer 2: Growing and Change
Our children also engage with social and emotional learning through our new scheme called RULER. To find out more about this please click here.
Through PSHE we explicitly teach anti-racism lessons. To find out more about our whole school approach on the teaching of anti-racism, please see our designated webpage here.