Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is essential to providing pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and become informed, active and responsible British citizens.
Here at Fairfield Endowed c of e Junior School we strive to help prepare pupils for their future by developing life skills such as resilience, confidence and build upon their self-esteem, helping children to recognise their own self-worth as well as develop empathy and the ability to work with others.
The PSHE curriculum aims to help pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, and aims to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues which are part of growing up. Safeguarding is an important element as children learn about their own identity, risks, decision making and how to keep themselves safe, from making informed decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they'll face.
PSHE at Fairfield Endowed c of e Junior School is delivered through lessons, assemblies, across other subjects, visits and visitors. At Fairfield Endowed c of e Junior School we follow the PSHE Association scheme. This introduces the children to the following key areas:
- Families and friendships
- Safe Relationships
- Respecting ourselves and others
- Living in the Wider World
- Belonging to community
- Media Literacy and Digital Resilience
- Money and Work
- Health and Wellbeing
- Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing
- Growing and Changing
- Keeping Safe
Pupils will also learn about the 9 protected characteristics of
- gender reassignment
- being married or in a civil partnership
- being pregnant or on maternity leave
- race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
For more information on protected characteristics, please click here: Discrimination: your rights: Types of discrimination ('protected characteristics') - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)