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PSHCE Lead: Mrs Becky Lewis


Today's children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCE) enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Pupils are actively encouraged to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so we help to develop pupil’s sense of worth and we teach them how society is organised and governed. We teach them about their rights and responsibilities and enable them to learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a culturally diverse society.

Harby is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all pupils so they can learn and develop in a relaxed and secure environment. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils is extremely important and pupils are supported on a daily basis through our school’s Christian values, ethos, pedagogy, during Collective Worship and across all areas of the curriculum including PSHCE and Computing sessions.

​In accordance with statutory DfE guidance we will define RSE as a subject within PSHCE and explain how it will be delivered to children in our school, set out the curriculum requirements and explain what will be taught when.  



Our PSHCE curriculum


· Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle;
· Be aware of safety issues both on and offline;
· Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, resilience and character and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues;
· Develop personal attributes including kindness, integrity, generosity and honesty; · Recognise potential risks and know how to manage these risks safely;
· Understand what makes good healthy relationships with others;
· Obtain life-long learning about relationships, emotions, the human biology of sex, sexuality and sexual health. (KS2)
· Understand and manage their physical and emotional development during adolescence and to prepare for the decisions to be made in adult life. (KS2)
· Be independent and responsible members of the school community;
· Be positive and active members of a democratic society;
· Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process, including respect for the basis on which law is made and applied in England.
· Accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality in which the school is situated and to society more widely;
· Distinguish between right and wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
· Develop positive relationships with other members of the school and the wider community;
· Encourage respect for other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010;
· Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
· Acquire a broad general knowledge and respect for public institutions and services in England;  

PSHCE (including RSE) Policy and Documents

The links below allow you to access our PSHCE (including RSE) policy, our long term plan and a school progression document all of which support the planning and development of teaching and learning in PSHCE across the school.