Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities. Our PSHE programme at Brookhurst Primary School has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils.
It aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing (physical and mental), relationships and living in the wider world. These key themes are threaded throughout the long-term plan and are built upon year on year. Our curriculum enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We embed the essential skills and attributes young people need to manage their lives, both now and in the future.
In both the ‘Taking Care Project’ - Protective Behaviours scheme and ‘My Feelings, Friends & Family’- RSHE scheme, the children develop their personal safety skills in order to recognise and manage healthy relationships both online and in the real world. The comprehensive and age appropriate relationship sex and health education our pupils receive, helps them to develop their vocabulary and emotional literacy to enable them to talk about and manage their feelings. It helps children build their own support networks and the confidence to ask for help when they feel unsafe.
The school's curriculum extends beyond the academic subject knowledge and skills that are taught. It aims to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the children, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
For further information about the curriculum overview please take a look at our PSHE long term plan.