At Borrowdale School we teach PSHE and RSHE following 1Decision's curriculum, adapted and arranged to suit the needs and cohorts of pupils in our small, isolated, rural school.
We believe that PSHE and RSHE teaching and learning is not limited to the allocated lesson times. This curriculum area also links heavily to the values and ethos of the school, which are followed up in the general day-to-day of school life and assemblies. Adults model the behaviours, attitudes and approaches we teach the pupils in all areas of school life and we re-model our expectations for pupils in real-time if needed.
PSHE and RSHE lessons are discussion and video based and children have the opportunity to respond in a variety of ways. Teachers follow the curriculum map to teach knowledge and skills (see below), but also respond to the emerging needs of their class and/or individual pupils. Pupils are encouraged to express their thoughts and opinions on topics taught and staff ensure that they are using correct terminology.
In EYFS, PSHE is taught explicitly and discretely, often forming the basis of most activities in line with the Early Learning Goals. We are working to add EYFS to the PSHE curriculum map to show the links in learning.
Teachers assess the pupils' understanding of key concepts and themes as well as their ability to apply to real live contexts and situations. Pupils who are identified as needing additional support in PSHE will receive intervention as needed. We rely on teacher assessments of pupils contributions to lessons, discussions, response work as well as behaviours and interactions observed throughout the school day.
Please find below the progression in knowledge and skills through the different strands of the subject:
Staying / Keeping Safe
Keeping / Staying Healthy
Relationships / Growing and Changing
Feelings and Emotions
Our World / The Working World
A World Without Judgement