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PSHE and Relationships
“Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open”
What is the intention of the KS1 and KS2 Personal, Social and Health, Economic and Relationships Curriculum?
The Harris Federation acknowledges that pupils are growing up in an increasingly complex world were many people live their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, pupils need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
In our primary academies, PSHE will put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, both on and offline. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy emotionally, physically and mentally.
Teaching on mental wellbeing is central to ensuring that pupils are well prepared for the challenges which lay ahead in their lives. PSHE teaching will our pupils the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and to know how to get support if problems arise.
The wider aim of this subject is to help foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and virtues that are fundamental to pupils being happy, successful and productive members of society. Central to this is pupils’ ability to believe that they can achieve goals, both academic and personal; to stick to tasks that will help them achieve those goals, even when the reward may be distant or uncertain; and to bounce back from knocks and challenging periods in their lives.