Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions to healthy eating, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
At Sacks Morasha, PSHE is taught once a week in every year group. Many other opportunities are created in order to develop the many skills encompassed in this subject, such as, assemblies, our SMART values, play times and many integrated links with our kodesh curriculum. Some topics are taught through other subjects such as Healthy Eating in science and Internet Safety in computing. Through all these opportunities, as well as the PSHE lessons, we aim to create and encourage equal opportunities for all, to be part of and celebrate our community and teach the importance of valuing and respecting every child and adult either within or outside of the community in line with our ethos.
All year groups use the 3Dimensions teaching scheme for their lessons. Dimensions has produced a fully comprehensive PSHE Education programme in line with the National Curriculum, which includes creative lesson plans that can be easily integrated into everyday teaching, based on the needs of the pupils and schools. This scheme supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. 3D PSHE aims to help pupils ‘develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain’.
Pupils will also be taught through three underlying core themes, within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility:-
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
Pupils have stated that what they enjoy about PSHE is the opportunity to talk, discuss and present work in different ways. Lessons tend to be more practical, allowing all learners to be able to participate confidently. In KS2 the children participate in the ‘Heads Up’ program, which focuses on mental health and wellbeing. In addition, we run a weekly Wellbeing Club for any child who wishes to attend.