Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Emotional Education (PSHCE)
A child seldom needs a good talking to as much as a good listening to.- Robert Brault
At Furzedown Primary School, we are committed to promoting the health and emotional well-being of the whole school community as we fully recognise the important relationship between well-being and learning.
Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Emotional (PSHCE) education is a significant and necessary part of all pupils' education and is extremely important to us at Furzedown. It is at the heart of our school ethos and is embedded throughout all areas of the wider curriculum and aspects of school life.
Through PSHCE and the wider curriculum we promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and work to prepare our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that they may encounter in the wider world as well as prepare them for life in modern Britain. We aim to equip our children with a deep understanding of core values that teach respect, inclusivity, tolerance and understanding so children are empowered to manage their own well-being and make sensible and aspirational decisions about their futures.
We also teach Global Dimensions as part of our Citizenship Programme. Global Dimensions crucially examines our own values and attitudes, appreciates the similarities between people everywhere and helps us to learn to value diversity. The skills and knowledge our children are taught will enable young people to make informed decisions of how they can be an active member of their global community.
Our programme of study aims to develop skills and attributes including resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of three core themes - Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Within these themes, in accordance with the statutory changes and guidance from the Department of Education (2020), we cover compulsory Health Education, Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).
Through the Health, Relationships and RSE topics, children learn about what constitutes a healthy relationship, both now and in their future lives. Our pupils also learn to understand that they have a responsibility to themselves to respect their own bodies and to look after their own mental and physical well-being as they grow into adults.
We provide a high quality planned curriculum based on PSHE Association guidance, SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) and the Christopher Winter Project programme for RSE (Relationships and Sex Education).
Please click here to see our RSE Policy.
Our RSE schemes of work can be viewed here: