Our PSHE curriculum has been developed by the school to ensure that all aspects of personal, social, health and economic well being are explored. We have an overall subject plan that incorporates, social, religious, British Values and health and well being. We deliver this curriculum through assemblies that are planned for the academic year, but which allow for flexibility in the curriculum so that we can respond to local, national and international events. Classwork around PSHE activities are also planned on a long term basis, but allow for teachers to be responsive to their class and school needs, as well as doing follow up work to those unplanned events previously mentioned.
At Peel Hall we are working towards achieving the status of being a Rights Respecting School. We have achieved our Recognition of Commitment to the award, which is bronze level, and are now working towards the next level. The UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.
The award seeks to put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our school ethos and culture to improve well-being. It also aims to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
The children will learn all about the 42 articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which is a list of rights that all children, everywhere in the world have. The rights are all the things that children and young people need to make sure that they are healthy, happy and safe. There are 54 articles in the list, 42 of these are rights for children (the others are about how adults and governments should work together to make sure all children get all their rights). You can view the articles here at: https://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf. These rights are what the children will be learning about within their PSHE lessons from Nursery up to Year 6.
We are aiming for Peel Hall to support a right’s respecting community where children’s rights are taught, learned, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
You can find more information about the Rights Respecting School award at www.unicef.org.uk/RRSA. Our School Council are also Rights Respecting Ambassadors who provide a pupil voice related to what they want to change in school, related to the rights.
Governors at our school have agreed that in Year 5 and 6 children will learn about the changes that happen in humans from birth to old age. This includes learning about puberty to prepare them for the onset of physical changes. The children will also learn about personal hygiene related to physical changes. These topics also link in to some year group objectives from the National Curriculum of Science.
As subject leader for PSHE, I monitor the provision for this area and ensure that the coverage of learning objectives are broad and balanced and provide the opportunity for our children to show understanding and attainment which is recorded on Classroom Monitor, our internal assessment and tracking system.