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Woodvale Primary Academy


PSHE at Woodvale Primary Academy

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.  It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work (PSHE Association) 

At Woodvale we aim to deliver a PSHE curriculum that is accessible to all.  Through discrete PSHE sessions, weekly assemblies and focused events our aim is for our pupils to become responsible, independent, healthy and confident members of the school society as well the wider society.  

We want our children to feel confident enough to tackle any issues that may arise including moral, social and cultural ones.  Our children are supported to develop their sense of self which will in turn enable them to be a positive role model to others.  

Our PSHE curriculum at Woodvale has three core themes: 

  1. Health and Well-being 

  1. Relationships 

  1. Living in the Wider World 

The content of our long-term plan is thematic which means that the whole school will focus on the same theme during each half-term.  

The requirements set out in the Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education statutory framework are built into this thematic model. 

At Woodvale we are aware that delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils, so though we use documents from the PSHE Association to support us in our planning, class teachers also take into account the needs of their individual pupils and will adapt the curriculum to address any issues or concerns that may arise during the course of the year.  

Through delivering our PSHE curriculum we aim for the children to leave us in Year 6 as healthy, happy and responsible members of society.