At South Malling we teach personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) as "Life Skills" to ensure that the children realise what PSHE means and provide a subject that is more easily understood.
We teach Life Skills and citizenship (British Values) in a variety of ways. Some of the objectives are covered in dedicated lesson times. Many of the objectives are covered through other areas of the school’s curriculum such as RE, assemblies, science and the attitudes and expectations of behaviour promoted throughout the school.
We follow the programme of study produced by Jigsaw PSHE, based on the needs of today’s pupils and schools. This identifies the key concepts and skills that underpin PSHE and RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education) and supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development. This programme covers Key Stages 1 and 2 and is based on six core themes: 'Being me in my world', 'Celebrating difference', 'Dreams and Goals', 'Healthy Me', 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me.'
To read our RSHE policy click here.
For statutory guidance on RSHE please click here.
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