At Tiger Primary we strongly believe that PSHE equips pupils for the wider world. Our well-planned curriculum linked to statutory DFE requirements ensures that children at Tiger Primary develop these skills. The main objective of PSHE teaching at Tiger Primary is that children leave us and transition into secondary school successfully and feel comfortable with who they are.
Our ‘spiral curriculum’ means that each year children build upon their learning from the previous year. Topics are revisited each year and knowledge and skills are developed via content which is taught in a manner appropriate to the age and stage of the children’s levels of understanding.
Our school ensures that the RHE elements of the PSHE education programme are relevant to all pupils; whatever their gender identity. All pupils learn together about all the changes that someone may experience as they go through puberty to help develop empathy and understanding and to reduce incidences of teasing or stigma. Our scheme acknowledges different ethnic, religious and cultural attitudes, as well as recognising that pupils may come from a variety of family situations and home backgrounds. These different families are acknowledged through our teaching and the use of resources that promote diversity and inclusion in Relationships Education.
Our PSHE education acknowledges this through scenarios, in a sensitive, honest and balanced consideration of sexuality. This helps create a safe environment for all pupils and staff. The public sector equality duty, created under the Equality Act, requires schools and other public authorities to eliminate discrimination and to advance equality in its everyday business, in the design of its policies and curriculum. Schools have a legal responsibility for eliminating discrimination; to do this, schools are required to raise pupils’ awareness of diversity and promote respectful relationships with those who are different from them.
Our school acknowledges different ethnic, religious and cultural attitudes, as well as recognising that pupils may come from a variety of family situations and home backgrounds. These different families are acknowledged through our teaching and the use of resources that promote diversity and inclusion in Relationships Education.
PSHE at Tiger Primary is taught in well-planned, timetabled lessons. Children are encouraged to engage in activities that promote an understanding of themselves as growing and changing individuals, and as members of a wider community, based on their own first-hand experiences. These activities also encourage pupils to understand how their choices and behaviours can affect others. They are encouraged to play and learn alongside – then collaboratively with – their peers. They may use their personal and social skills to develop or extend these activities. Children are also given the opportunity to make choices about their health and environment and are encouraged to develop a caring attitude towards others. In Y5, children are taught about the life cycles of humans and animals, including reproduction. They also learn about the changes that happen in humans from birth to old age. This includes learning what happens in puberty.
Well-planned and taught PSHE lessons have a positive impact. Children will be prepared for the next steps in their lives and the transition to secondary school. Children who can manage their feelings and behaviour are better equipped for learning. Many lessons explicitly promote a growth mindset through activities that help children to develop resilience and a positive attitude