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Marsh Lane Primary School

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PSHE Matters

PSHE Matters Derbyshire

At Marsh Lane Primary School our  PSHE curriculum is covered through a planned programme of learning and delivered through discussions, debates, circle time, stories that raise issues, role play and assemblies. To support our teaching of PSHE we use the PSHE Matters Scheme which incorporates and is supported by our school values.

 Why does PSHE Matter?

Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) is central to giving pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible British citizens.

PSHE enables students to understand and respect our common humanity: it's diversity and it's differences so that they can go on to form, the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Safeguarding is a key element of PSHE as pupils learn about their own identity, risks, decision-making and how to keep themselves safe.

PSHE helps pupils to learn to recognise their own value, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They can 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.

PSHE doesn’t just exist within the curriculum. The wide range of activities and experiences that schools offer beyond the curriculum in which pupils contribute to their school life and community are a key part of PSHE.

RSHE Curriculum

At Marsh Lane Primary School, RSHE is taught as both explicit lessons and is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum. The PSHE Matters scheme supports our sequence of lessons and every year group follows half termly units, based on the following themes:

  • Being me, including difference and diversity
  • Relationships, including difference and diversity
  • Exploring emotions
  • Being safe, including online safety
  • Being healthy and drug education
  • Growing up and changes and sex education.

During the school year we plan activities such as: 

  • Friendship Week - This has a focus upon the qualities of being a good friend to others. We also hold an anti-bullying themed day during the week. We call  it our friendship week, to ensure a positive focus upon the week of activities. 
  • Safer internet week - This includes an assembly and focus upon the NSPCC resources, delivery by the NSPCC if possible. 

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