Mrs Taylor is the subject lead for PSHE, Citizenship and is also responsible for the School Council. She has a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management and has worked in both the business and education sector for over 15 years. Her previous roles and experience encompass being a Pastoral tutor, College Lecturer and an Enterprise Education Coordinator for many years; delivering challenge days, setting up social enterprises, teaching financial literacy and providing transition workshops across all Key Stages within Sefton.
Statement of Intent, Implementation and Impact for PSHE
At All Saints we are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience for all children. Our creative PSHE curriculum determines and underpins the whole Christian ethos of our school and is embedded within our RE curriculum and the wider curriculum . We provide opportunities that allow the children to acknowledge that ‘We are God’s handiwork’, Ephesians 2:10 and that as individuals we are ever changing to become better friends and global citizens.
Our personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum is at the forefront of the wider curriculum and we use the PSHE Association programme of study, which is supported by the resources from 1decision, to inform our planning. It allows us to bring together citizenship with personal well-being, whilst promoting fundamental British values alongside our school values and biblical roots. PSHE is taught through discreet lessons and is integrated into our subject curriculums. It underpins all out of the classroom activities including assemblies, educational visits and extra-curricular clubs. We offer a cohesive whole-school approach which enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible citizens.
Our PSHE program supports children in enabling them to fully embrace after-school opportunities and become better members of society. They are encouraged to become a member of the School Council, a subject-related ambassador, part of the worship team or a prefect.
PSHE is integrated into our creative curriculum and through our school values. We promote:
Our PSHE curriculum also promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils thus preparing them for life in the wider world. All Saints children are taught and provided with opportunities:
- To develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
- To explore, clarify and if necessary, challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
- To develop skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
- To develop positive personal attributes such as resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem, and empathy.
The provision is planned to ensure development in Physical, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) by using the 1decision resources and occurs weekly but also through ‘in the moment’ opportunities.. In provision, children will explore the ideas of relationships, feelings and appropriate behaviours, self-confidence and self-awareness, rules and routines, empathy and restorative justice.
In KS1 and KS2:
We use the PSHE Association and 1decision to inform our curriculum planning. Topics included in the programme of study are: Healthy Lifestyles, Growing and Changing, Keeping Safe, Feelings and Emotions, Healthy Relationships, Valuing Difference, Rights and Responsibilities, Environment and Money.
At All Saints we firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum, and embedding it across the wider curriculum, is the key to becoming confident, tolerant and well- rounded individuals.
Our children are exposed to a range of real life situations through in class lessons and extracurricular activities. They are encouraged to apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life. The children are encouraged to demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty to their daily lives and are embedded through our extended curriculum.
Through pupil voice, the children have a healthy outlook towards school and their community as well as an increased awareness of mental well-being. They have a real sense of curiosity and desire to find out more about relationships and the wider world so teachers provide discreet PSHE lessons to inform them of wider opportunities and expose them to real life situations. During the 2018 SIAMS statutory inspection that took place in May 2018, it was recorded that ‘happiness and well-being of pupils is paramount’ and as a school we aim to encourage our children to reach their full potential and become better global citizens.