Personal, Social & Health Education
PSHE at Grange C of E School
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is an integral part of our whole school curriculum, interwoven with our Christian values we are committed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to flourish. We aim to ensure our children grow to be well rounded, independent, and confident adults and ensure they are well prepared for their future.
PSHE provision includes a broad spectrum of learning which includes, drugs education, finance, RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), being healthy and looking after our own wellbeing. To achieve the above the children, have opportunities to broaden their horizons and push their own boundaries, through experiences such as our whole school trip to Castle head, extracurricular clubs, the fiver challenge, festivals, and competitions, Bikeability to name just a few.
We are a HeartSmart school! HeartSmart is a creative approach that we use to build character, emotional health and resilience in children. Equipping children with foundational principles and skills that will improve mental health and relationships and academic achievement. At Grange C of E we want everyone to know that they are unique, loved and cared for. We recognise that everyone is valued and we know that it is important to educate the heart and the mind and to help the children become resilient. We use HeartSmart to do just that! Love, Hope and Trust are our core values and this program helps our children to live out these values as well as covering many aspects of our PSHE curriculum.
Boris, HeartSmart’s very own purpose-built Robot, provides a fun, interactive and dynamic way for children to explore their hearts, the very thing that makes them unique.
Introduction to HeartSmart for parents (hyperlink to youtube video below)
Here is a HeartSmart Parents Flyer (hyperlink) that explains HeartSmart High Five
The HeartSmart High Five
Here are some fun phrases that are part of the HeartSmart program and we will sure that you will start hearing them in your home as well. Here is a brief overview.
At Grange C of E Primary School, we understand that pupils must be provided with an education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of adult life. A key part of this relates to relationships and health education, which must be delivered to every primary-aged pupil. Primary schools also have the option to decide whether pupils are taught sex education.
Relationships education focusses on giving pupils the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. Health education focusses on equipping pupils with the knowledge they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.
We understand our responsibility to deliver a high-quality, age-appropriate and evidence-based relationships, sex and health curriculum for all our pupils. This policy sets out the framework for our relationships, sex and health curriculum, providing clarity on how it is informed, organised and delivered.
We are proud to be a KidSafe registered school. KidSafe is a programme of learning that gives the children an age appropriate toolkit to safe guard themselves without shattering their innocence. We teach KisdSafe in all Key stages. The course material is always age-appropriate with key messages delivered by a puppet called KS. Established and operating in Cumbria and North Lancashire since 2002, KidSafe deliver preventative child protection programmes to primary school children, with supporting workshops for their parents/carers.
Grange C of E School promote British Values as we believe these core values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect and Tolerance and Individual Liberty ensure children become well rounded citizens of the future. The values are intertwined with our teaching across subjects and work in collective worship and PSHE. Children learn about UN (United Nation) Rights of the Child and the Global Sustainable Goals which all help them to understand why they should be ‘good neighbours’ and treat others as they would wish to be treated.