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Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education (PSHE)

Subject Leader Statement

"PSHE provides a safe environment for children to explore their beliefs and emotions, helping them to develop a strong sense of identity and purpose. We want to enable children to think about the wider world and tackle societal challenges, to build an engaged and respectful community."

Our PSHE Curriculum gives children a range of opportunities for personal development and reflection through the use of the topics covered in the IPC Health and Well-Being lessons, the Christopher Winter Project and our Soft Start mornings and themed assemblies.

The IPC, Health and Well-Being topics allow the children to get a further and deeper insight into areas that link with the subjects that they are learning in IPC. We learn about how our brains work and how we can learn and function best, considering how our environments, emotions and people impact us. It allows our children to fully understand that PSHE is all around us.

The Christopher Winter Project (CWP) increases our focus on families, relationships, safeguarding/keeping children safe and Respect and Equality and FGM. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends. The focus begins with families and friendships in Reception, moving on to body parts and development in Year 1. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and to ask for help.

The curriculum continues to develop children’s knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction. In Year 6 we have lessons on internet safety and communication in relationships.

During our Soft Start mornings and assemblies, we focus on topical themes to shed light on PSHE issues to develop fully-rounded children who are healthy, sociable and emotionally literate. Topics have included Anti-Bullying Week, Black History Month and Recycle Awareness. Each half term we will be adding more events to our school calendar to continue raising awareness of key events.

upcoming events:

  • International Women’s Day - Wednesday 8th March 2023
  • Red Nose Day – Friday 17th March 2023
  • International Happiness Day – Monday 20th March 2023

Autism Awareness and Acceptance Week – Monday 27th March 2023


Whole School Events

On Friday 17th March 2023, Stewart Fleming came together to celebrate Red Nose Day. We wore red and KS2 took part in a Comedy Carnival to spread laughter all in aid of a great cause. Red Nose Day is about coming together to end child poverty so thank you to all of our families who made a donation to this fantastic charity, and thank you to all of our children for sharing your hilarious jokes!

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, our children learnt all about inspirational women throughout History. As the theme for this year's IWD was #EmbraceEquality we discussed what equality means and how we can promote equality around our school and community. We encouraged each other to take a stand and pose in our equality embrace. 

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