Mrs Anstice is the curriculum leader for PSHRE.
There are many opportunities for PSHRE through class circle times, in how we deal with issues, through work with charities, sessions in the Life Education Caravan, One World Week, community engagement, Anti Bullying, Rainbow Flag, International Projects, Money, E-Safety, sessions with our PCSO, World of Work, Science, RE, Global Learning, ELSA. We are also committed to mental health and wellbeing. Mrs Levey is currently training as a lead practitioner for mental health. Mrs Levey and Mrs Anstice are both Mental Health First Aiders. Pupils in Year 5 train as Mental Health Ambassadors.
PSHRE includes Citizenship, Drugs Education, Health Education, Sex and Relationship, Economic Education alongside emotional, mental health and wellbeing. This also includes our Rainbow Flag work and No Outsiders.
Some lessons are planned coverage per half term but we also have PSHRE sessions to respond to individual, class, school, local and national events.
There are additional pages on our website which may interest you all linked to PSHRE. Do have a look at Sex and Relationships Education, British Values, Our School Vision, Inspiring People, Rainbow Flag Week.
Our Intent for PSHRE
Through our PSHRE provision we aim for children to understand;
We would like Frodsham Manor House to be able to navigate life in the 21st Century through the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed throughout PSHRE and beyond.
We believe we deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this, they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they and others are developing and it will give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We want our children to thrive socially as well as academically. We provide our children with opportunities for them 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.
Our Implementation of PSHRE
We use a number of approaches to deliver PSHRE throughout the school.
The core of our lessons are from SCARF and linked to our work with the Life Education Caravan. SCARF stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. This is a purchased online scheme which includes all lesson plans and resources. SCARF follows a set of themes for which develop as a spiral curriculum;
Each half term we also have a 'No Outsiders' lesson which helps children to understand The Equality Act. These lessons involve a starting point of a picture book and then we have plenty of discussion and perhaps some drama or art to follow up. No Outsiders is all about diversity and inclusive education which promotes community cohesion and prepares children to be global citizens. Our Rainbow Flag lessons enable children to be more aware and understanding of LGBTQ+ as we work together to be inclusive and visible.
Our 'Inspiring People' is a focus for our new curriculum. Alongside their class topic work they learn about two inspiring people and we consider what we can learn from them. Individuals are selected to show different times, cultures and protected characteristics of The Equality Act.
Up to three of our assemblies each week also compliment our PSHRE curriculum. Monday assemblies look at values, resilience etc including British Values. Tuesday assemblies have a global perspective and we use key dates from the Global Dimension Calendar for example Disability Awareness, Mental Health Week, Refugee Week etc. Friday is when we hold our Celebration Assembly where we celebrate our character strengths. We join in with Anti-Bullying Week, Interfaith Week, Refugee Week, Fairtrade Fortnight and Children's Mental Health Week with lessons in class. Year Six take part in Holocaust Memorial Day and work with The Anne Frank Trust which includes work on tackling prejudice and discrimination.
We also learn alongside our international partnership schools with projects often having a PSHRE focus when we can find out about our differences and similarities.
A number of children take part in ELSA sessions to assist with the development of emotional literacy or for those who need some time to talk.
The Impact of our PSHRE Curriculum
By the time children leave us they will:
Demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others
Have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere
Take responsibility for their actions
Have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships
Have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
Demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
Be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain and beyond
We will provide the support required for all pupils to Imagine, Believe and Achieve.
Below you can find documents relating to the teaching of PSHRE at Frodsham Manor House.