PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Education
PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities. It helps to equip them with knowledge, understanding and practical skills, appropriate to their age and maturity, in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives. PSHE also enables children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
In short, PSHE makes a significant contribution to children and young people’s personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and the ability to understand and reflect upon British values, such as inclusion, acceptance and honesty. (National PSHE CPD Programme, 2015, Babcock 4S & University of Roehampton)
At LDSM, we use the JIGSAW resources as a basis for teaching the PSHE/Citizenship programme in school. The programme supports the children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. The children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. The children learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can appreciate empowering values and go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Assessment is a planned part of teaching and learning which helps to set clear expectations for
standards and achievement. It ensures progression in teaching and learning and motivates pupils
because they become partners in the assessment process. Assessment in PSHE allows pupils to be clear about strengths and weaknesses in their learning, and enables teachers to be clear about the achievements of their pupils and how their learning might be improved.