Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement: Personal, Social, Health and Economic
At Northbury Primary School, it is our intent that all pupils will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations. We share a cohesive vision to help pupils to understand and value how they and others fit into and contribute to the world. We have a strong emphasis on emotional wellbeing, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health through the delivery of a programme of engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole school approach. We also invest significantly in our nurture provision across the school and providing pupils with safe adults and high-quality provision. Our approach aims to develop the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members, members of society and the global community.
The school’s overarching intent based on nurture and diversity is embedded into our overviews to ensure that the curriculum is reflective of our school community and all teaching is delivered using a nurturing approach.
PSHE at Northbury is a personalised curriculum to meet the needs of our pupils’ backgrounds and needs. It is implemented through the use of the Jigsaw scheme of work, which is a whole school approach. Progression in skills and knowledge in the subject is outlined in the PSHE overviews. The curriculum for PSHE is delivered through the whole school. The themes covered each week are explored further in weekly class assemblies and wellbeing afternoons on a Friday. PSHE is also embedded through other lessons where appropriate.
The aim of PSHE is to provide pupils with:
- Accurate and relevant knowledge
- Opportunities to create personal understanding
- Opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
- A range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life
Our PSHE programme deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. It helps pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. Pupils also acquire an understanding and experience of British Values that are necessary if they are to make a sense of their experiences, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.
We continuously assess the implementation and impact of our PSHE curriculum in order to achieve the highest outcomes possible across all year groups and ensure we provide the support that is necessary for all pupils to achieve. Through our PSHE curriculum, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them to become caring, respectful, responsible and confident individuals and citizens.