Mount Street Academy is committed to providing a high-quality Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education to equip our children with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
It is important that every child has access to a PSHE curriculum in order to be able to be healthy, safe and manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. Our PSHE curriculum shapes the whole ethos of our school and is embodied in our DREAM Team values. At Mount Street, learning and practising listening to others, taking turns to speak, using kind and positive words, and respecting each other’s privacy are not just restricted to PSHE lessons!
PSHE comes under the umbrella of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), so it also underpins activities beyond the classroom such as assemblies, educational visits and extracurricular activities.
Relationships and Health Education (RHE) was made compulsory in all primary schools from September 2020 to stress the importance of children knowing and understanding ways in which they can form positive relationships, enjoy learning about themselves and others, and how they can be healthy and safe. We ensure that children are able to do this through the delivery of our PSHE curriculum, which encompasses all aspects of Relationships and Health Education.
Our approach helps children to develop the skills they need to make safe and informed decisions, an important aspect of which is teaching them about self-regulation. Self-regulation is the ability to understand and manage your behaviour and your reactions to feelings and things happening around you. It plays a significant role in managing emotions, focus and attention, and actions, and helps individuals thrive socially and academically.
Within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), PSHE comes under the Prime Areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Children learn about making relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, as well as how to manage their feelings and behaviour.
In Key Stage 1, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme. The Jigsaw topics are:
- Being Me in My World
- Celebrating Differences
- Dreams and Goals
- Healthy Me
- Changing Me
You can find a full description of our PSHE/RHE curriculum intent, implementation and impact in the Quality in Education document below.