PSHCE education prepares our pupils to live their ‘best lives’.
The following policy outlines our approach and commitment to PSHCE education as a fundemental aspect of our pupils’ development.Download Policy
Southgate School aims to support its pupils to be safe and happy. Learning is personalised to ensure that it is developmentally appropriate, relevant and accessible.
PSHCE education prepares our pupils to live their ‘best lives’ – both now and in the future. It is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which our pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It helps in reducing, or removing, many of the barriers to learning experienced by our pupils, significantly improving their capacity to learn, achieve and raise aspirations. Our PSHCE education programme makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety and our statutory responsibility in promoting well-being. The learning provided is an essential contribution to the safeguarding of our pupils.
Section 2.5 of the National Curriculum Framework states that all schools should make provision for PSHCE, drawing on good practice.
This curriculum fulfils our statutory responsibility to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, and prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life as set out in Section 78 of the Education Act 2002.
This PSHCE Policy works with, and alongside, our SRE, Anti-Bullying, Careers, DAT, Safeguarding, Inclusion and Equal Opportunities Policies.
As a school community, we offer learning experiences which:
The impact we want from the learning is:
Our programme of study runs through three core themes:
It is taught in accordance with pupils’ readiness and reflects the universal needs shared by all children and young people as well as the specific needs of Southgate School pupils. It is taught through a spiral programme whereby we revisit themes, increase challenge, broaden scope and deepen pupils’ thinking and understanding. Links are made with relevant subjects to provide consistency and consolidation (e.g. Science, Computing, P.E.).
Our PSHCE resources are chosen and checked for:
Opportunities for Assessment for Learning (AFL) and Assessment of Learning (AOL) are built in to provision. Baseline assessment is used to ensure new learning is relevant and to ensure progress can be assessed.
Pupils are provided with opportunities to reflect on and assess their learning and recognise its relevance to their day to day lives.
Progress in PSHCE education is recorded and reported to parents under the heading of Preparation for Adulthood.