P.S.H.E Subject Lead: Rebecca Allen
At Woodland, we believe that the teaching of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic development) helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to manage their lives both now and in the future. We use an embedded Primary PSHE scheme of work called 1decision and believe that through our well-rounded curriculum, we help children to achieve their potential by supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing and by tackling relevant issues that can affect their ability to learn.
We view each child as an individual and are sensitive to differing children’s needs, life experiences and individual circumstances. Through our personalised curriculum, we use additional 1decision Nurture resources to discuss and learn about specific topics with either the whole class, small groups or individuals to equip children with the specific skills and knowledge which they may need.
We focus upon teaching children the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with a particular focus on friendships, family relationships and relationships with other children and adults. This helps to equip children with knowledge of the features of healthy relationships and friendships in order to help them foster relationships which lead to happiness and security throughout their lives.
As many children now have quick and easy access to the internet in the modern world, we ensure to teach our children about online safety, appropriate behaviour and how information and data can be shared and used online. This in turn equips them with the knowledge and skills to stay safe online.
Through Relationships Education, we ensure that children understand their rights over their own bodies, boundaries and privacy, ensuring that children are aware of whether a relationship is appropriate or not and how to report concerns and seek advice when necessary.
At Woodland school, we focus on teaching the characteristics of good physical health and mental well-being. We strongly believe in the positive effect of physical exercise and time spent outdoors on children’s mental health and incorporate this into our Woodland way of life, encouraging children to take part in a large array of sports clubs and through completing the daily mile.
We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community, therefore enabling them to become healthy, independent, and responsible members of a society.
We are passionate about preparing our children for the future by encouraging the development of characteristics such as developing a Growth Mindset, independence, critical thinking, resilience and a love of learning.