PSHE – Intent Statement
At Wren Park, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. We want to support all our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, whilst preparing them for life and work in modern day Britain and beyond.
“PSHE, when taught well, helps keep children and young people safe, physically and emotionally healthy and prepared for life and work.”
“Growing evidence suggests that the skills and attributes acquired through PSHE education have a significant impact on pupils' academic achievement, employability and future life chances” The PSHE Association
The value of PSHE cannot be underestimated then and it is our intent at Wren Park to deliver a PSHE curriculum which is accessible to all and that maximises the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. More than that they can apply their learning and skills within the complex social environment we live in.
We aim to equip the children with an understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills to make safe, informed choices. We want the children to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up and to learn about how to self-regulate their emotions in a positive and successful way. Children are taught that learning from mistakes and having a considerate and caring approach to others leads to happy and harmonious relationships.
We provide the children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to be a member of, and proud of, the diverse society in which we live. They are taught that diversity is to be celebrated and equality should be strived for.
Through our planned PSHE curriculum all children have opportunities for learning, reflection and development of key skills of communication, negotiation, tolerance, and respect.
Our holistic approach to PSHE enables children to develop an understanding of how to keep themselves physically and emotionally healthy.
Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life here at Wren Park and to life beyond the school gates in the wider community.
PSHE is more than a subject at Wren Park it is central to our purpose of enabling our children to become independent, responsible, safe and optimistic individuals.