Personal, Social and Health Education
It is our intent that Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) 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 provide our children with opportunities 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 so that they develop life-long skills.
Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
At Cusgarne, we use the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PSHE curriculum designed by Cornwall Healthy Schools in conjunction with Brook Learn. The aim of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PSHE curriculum is to provide a consistent, high quality PSHE education for all young people across the region.
By using the curriculum, we will be meeting all statutory government guidance for mandatory relationship and sex education and all PSHE Association principals and outcomes. It will mean that key messages will be introduced, reinforced and built upon year on year at developmentally appropriate stages, through a spiral curriculum.
The curriculum has been designed to allow us the flexibility in how we choose to deliver the lessons in order to meet the needs of our children and young people and the practicalities of our setting. Access to quality assured, curated resources (from a trusted organisation) or to a Brook lesson plan and/or activity ensures that all the key messages that need to be communicated to our children on this topic are achieved.
The curriculum is divided into three core themes, which run throughout the key stages:
Health and Wellbeing – includes lessons on mental health, puberty and the changing body, dental health, and the benefits of keeping active and healthy eating.
Relationships – includes lessons on respectful and healthy relationships both on and offline, kindness and sex education.
Living in the Wider World – includes lessons on career planning, financial literacy and exploring our rights and responsibilities.