What is PSHE?
PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education. It is an important part of your child's national curriculum learning.
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. The kinds of questions that might come up in PSHE include: What acts indicate kindness? Why do we have to eat vegetables? How can I stay safe online? How does my body change as I grow up?
It is here that your child will learn about bullying, citizenship, drug education, healthy eating, physical activity, mental and emotional health, wellbeing, and relationships and sex education.
Learning opportunities take place in specific lessons as well as in assemblies, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils' experiences e.g. visitors to school.
PSHE at St Austin's
At St Austin's school we use the Ten Ten 'Life to the Full' scheme of work for PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). This scheme of work has a variety of lessons which include engaging activities, games and videos to help the children learn. The Ten Ten curriculum is a specifically Catholic scheme of work which is recommended by the Birmingham Diocese. Each lesson has a prayer and hymn linked to it and allows for reflection on some challenging issues.
Click on the links below to find out more about the Ten Ten scheme of work.
If you have any concerns about the PSHE or RSE curriculum please email me and I will give you more information about it.
Mrs Mawdsley PSHE coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.org