(Personal, Social, Health and Economic)
PSHE education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work beyond our school. At St Ives Primary, PSHE learning is at the heart of our school and everything we do. We believe it is essential to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. We place strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience, nurturing mental and physical health and mindfulness. This allows children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
At St Ives Primary, we use a consistent approach of teaching PSHE. This is through a whole-school approach and scheme of learning called ‘You, Me and PSHE’. You, Me and PSHE is a progressive scheme of work, which aims to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. This is taught through seven strands of learning; Physical Health and Wellbeing; Keeping Safe and Managing Risk; Identity, Society and Equality; Drug, alcohol and Tobacco Education; Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing; Careers, Financial capability and Economic Wellbeing; Relationships and Health Education.
As well as the ‘You, Me and PSHE’ scheme, we have also built our PSHE curriculum through our school ethos and values. We identified some common barriers our young people face and developed our curriculum around this. Please follow this link to see all the elements we do that feed into our PSHE curriculum.