Personal Social Health Education Policy
1. Policy statement
2. Aims and Objectives
3. Roles and Responsibilities
4. Monitoring and Review
5.1 teaching and Learning
5.3 Early years foundation stage
5.4 Key Stage one and two
Date: January 2017
1. Policy Statement
This policy is to be read and followed in conjunction with policies on Behaviour and
Discipline, Drugs, Healthy Schools, SRE and Safeguarding.
We believe that education in PSHE and safeguarding enables children to become
healthier, more independent and responsible members of society and gives them a good
grounding for coping with their future life in an ever changing world.
We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of their school
and the wider community. In so doing we develop their sense of self- worth. We teach
children about their rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means
to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
PSHE is guided by the values of:
2. Aims and Objectives
Through well planned lessons we aim to support the development of necessary skills
and knowledge that our children need to live a happy, safe and healthy life.
In teaching of PSHE are objectives are to:
2.1 ensure that children understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle (to include
physical and mental health, especially at key stage 2 )
2.2 are provided with the knowledge of how to maintain physical, mental and
2.3 recognise signs and symptoms of good and poor health in the above areas, both
in themselves and in others;
2.4 have the knowledge to enable them to help themselves and others when things
go wrong with their health in any of the above areas;
2.5 have respect for others and show sensitivity towards them;
2.6 be thoughtful and responsible members of their school and community;
2.7 become active members of our democratic society;
2.8 develop self confidence, self –esteem and resilience;
2.9 make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
2.10 develop good relationships;
2.11 feel a sense of belonging.
3.Roles and Responsibilities
3.1 It is the responsibility of the governing body to establish a policy and procedure for
personal, social and health education and to monitor.
3.2 It is the responsibility of the head teacher to develop a programme for the school for
PSHE that is consistent with the requirements of the national curriculum and meets the
needs of its pupils and to ensure that it is delivered by competent staff with appropriate
3.3 It is the responsibility of staff to familiarise themselves with this policy and comply with
its implementation in accordance with relevant professional standards.
4. Monitoring and Review
4.1 Planning and evaluations will be monitored by the Principal. Learning walks will be
carried out termly by PSHE Lead and SLT to monitor the delivery of the PINK curriculum.
5.1Teaching and Learning
We will use a range of teaching and learning styles to deliver PSHE and safeguarding to the
children following the PINK curriculum taken from the GHLL website. We will also use the
mental health handbook for primary schools and fact4 life.
We will emphasise active learning by including the children in discussions, investigations and
problem solving activities. We will use relevant and age appropriate clips from Youtube and
other sources. We will set agreed classroom rules of behaviour and expectations through
discussion with the children. We may invite in speakers such as health care professionals or
police to talk about their roles in the community and keeping safe and healthy.
We will answer all questions asked by the children with factual relevant and age appropriate
We are flexible with the way in which PSHE is delivered it may cross over into other subjects
or topics being taught. We may also need to change in order to tackle any issues that are
felt to be relevant at the time they occur.
The teachers will plan lessons relevant to their children's knowledge, experiences and year
groups using the PINK core themes.
The early years Foundation stage
In the early years foundation stage PSHE is about making connections and is strongly linked
to play encouraged through Personal, social and Emotional Development curriculum.
This is taught along with the PINK curriculum as both through topic and on an individual
basis based around skills such as dressing, toileting, feeding and healthy eating, keeping fit
and healthy and having fun. Positive experiences are built through daily opportunities to
share and enjoy a range of activities.
The children are given the opportunities to engage in social activities as members of a small
group or sometimes whole class.
KS1 and KS2
The PSHE curriculum divides into year groups and will be taught around the topics, values
and themes as set out in the PINK curriculum. Where appropriate we will also add into this
teaching about both physical and mental health throughout each Key stage.
Personal development or intervention groups may be based around our values of honesty,
kindness, friendship and trust if these are deemed to be relevant.
The children are encouraged to engage in activities and discussions that promote
understanding of themselves as growing and changing individuals, and as members of a
wider community based on their own and first hand experiences. These activities also
encourage pupils to understand how their choices and behaviours can affect others.
The children are encouraged to play and learn alongside, and then collaboratively, with their
peers. The children are also given the knowledge and opportunities to make choices
about their health and environment and are encouraged to develop a caring attitude to
others and the world around them.
Teachers will assess the children's progress by observing participation and the children's
relationships with their peers and other adults. We have clear expectations of what pupils
will know ,understand and be able to do at the end of each Key stage.
Teachers will record any appropriate achievement for each child through their contribution
to the life of the class or to the school. Notes will be kept during lessons and records of any
relevant recorded work.
We teach PSHE to all children, regardless of their ability .Our teachers will provide learning
opportunities matched to the individual needs of a child with learning difficulties where
required. My Plans may be taken into consideration and some goals may match these.
For higher achievers teachers will provide additional opportunities such as to take
responsibility, develop leadership skills (such as our PALS). Think creatively and use their
talents for the good of the class and wider community.
This may be used where it has the potential to drive learning and progress. It may also be
used to record progress both by adults and children recording themselves.
Children will be encouraged to :
● find things out from a variety of sources, selecting and using information to meet
● develop their ideas using ICT tools to refine their learning and enhance its quality
We believe that the teaching and learning of these subjects are important for the welfare of
all of our children and to equip them with the skills and knowledge to live a happier, safer
healthier lifestyle in an ever changing world.
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