PSHE & Citizenship

PSHE Statement and provision

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. PSHE is a non-statutory subject and so to allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE there are no new standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE encompasses many areas of study. It is believed (outlined in new curriculum) that teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and do not need additional central prescription. At Easton we teach PSHE, drawing on good practice. However, this must reflect the needs of our pupils, we expect teachers to use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. At Easton we believe that PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

At Easton we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and so we will continue to set specific time for teachers to teach PSHE throughout the weekly timetable. This will enable staff to ensure full coverage of PSHE and SEAL is taught in their year group. There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class. PSHE can, and is included in other curricilum areas.Assessments will be made in the form of a 'scrap book' for each class teacher to add work and annotations showing progress throughout each term. This will be collected by the PSHE coordinator regularly to ensure coverage of the subject and that assessments are completed. It will also inform the coodinator that progress in PSHE is being made across the whole school.

During the summer term the whole school topic for SEAL is changes. We start with a whole school assembly and this is then taught across the school during weekly lessons. Teachers compile a scrapbook for assessment and exemplary work. This is then collected in every term for the coordinator to monitor and evaluate the impact of these lessons across the school.