PSHE Curriculum Intent

At Hale Academy, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is of the utmost importance as it is vital children are enabled to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. 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.

PSHE Curriculum Implementation

At Hale Academy, we use Jigsaw and high-quality teaching for long-term learning. This is a mindful approach and is taught weekly. The whole school from nursery to year 6 follow the scheme of work. The programme is a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area. This also supports the ‘Personal Development’ and ‘Behaviour and Attitude’ aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.

There are many other opportunities for PSHE education to be woven into our curriculum; PSHE education links and is interlaced into all aspects of school life with our assemblies and collective worship, PRIDE values, behaviour policy and through relationships across the school.

PSHE Curriculum Impact

At Hale Academy we firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum and their whole experience of life at school is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant and well-rounded adults. Beyond the planned programme for PSHE education, the thematic curriculum and 11 by 11 experiences provide children with a variety of experiences that have the potential to promote their personal, social, health and economic education.

As a result, children can approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life. We will endeavour to expose them to a range of global issues and problems, so children can build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen. From engagement with a variety of experiences throughout their life at Hale, children can understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves.

Relationship and Sex Education

The PSHE subject leader and headteacher are responsible for the organisation, monitoring and evaluation of RSE at the academy. RSE is delivered through several areas of the curriculum and is taught explicitly through a range of subjects including science, religious education, computing, physical education, PSHE & citizenship and through assemblies.

Where RSE is taught within the curriculum, it will be delivered by the class teacher and therefore usually within a mixed gender class. Assemblies are delivered by teaching staff, including the headteacher. Visiting speakers from the community make a valuable contribution to the RSE curriculum. Their input is carefully planned and monitored to fit into and complement the curriculum. Teachers are always present during sessions delivered by visiting speakers and the teachers remain responsible for the delivery of the RSE curriculum.

PSHE and RSE is taught using the Jigsaw schemes of work and resources. This scheme is progressive and is centered on a values-based and ‘Growth Mindset’ approach. The scheme promote positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.

A copy of Kite's Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) Policy can be found here:

Further information regarding our RSE curriculum can be found below.

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