Personal, Health and Social Education underpins life at Abbots Hall Primary Academy. Children’s attitudes to themselves and each other must be healthy if effective learning is to take place. The emphasis is on encouraging individual responsibility, awareness and informed decision making to promote healthy and safe lifestyles. Our academy uses our comprehensive PSHE curriculum and linked assemblies to promote pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain. Therefore British Values are an integral part of our scheme and referred to throughout.
After reviewing parental and pupil comments from this year's annual surveys the school took the decision to review its PSHE curriculum evaluating its impact and it's relevance in a modern British society. The review clearly showed that elements including work educating pupils about the many different types of bullying and their impact were out of date. Since this, the school leadership and the governors took the decision to redesign the curriculum to ensure that our PSHE curriculum is tailored to the needs of our children and their families.
The school leadership team have taken the decision to introduce a completely new PSHE scheme work from September 2015. Our chosen PSHE Education Curriculum Framework has been developed by Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) in partnership with Yaa Asare, Equality Consultant; Brighton Peace and Environment Centre and a range of Brighton & Hove Schools. The scheme builds on our similarities and seek enrichment from our differences and so promote understanding and learning between and towards others to create cohesive communities.
The aims of Equality education are:
Every individual belongs to a range of different groups, and therefore has a range of different loyalties and affiliations. Children need to know and feel confident with all aspects of their own identity but also to be open to exploring their values and attitudes, and to be able to engage positively with individuals in schools and wider as they enter the workforce. Our PSHE provision is based on the assumptions that everyone has equal worth and everybody has a right to be treated with respect. If these are our underlying values, then we can introduce and reinforce these values through teaching about British Values, Citizenship, local and global communities, cultural diversity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, family diversity and disability education. There is a need for pupils to recognise prejudice, stereotyping and injustice and to equip pupils with the confidence and skills to challenge discrimination in any form.
All the materials delivered as part of our academy’s PSHE and associated assembly themes have been reviewed by a working group of governors including parent governors. However, it will be the responsibility of classroom teachers delivering the programme to ensure resources used reflect the ethos and policies of the academy and meets the needs of pupils. Within our PSHE curriculum map, there is added flexibility to provide teachers delivering the materials to decide the appropriateness of content for the context of the year group.
The academy is also seeking to widen the consultation to parents/carers so please take the time to review the materials on this site and send any comments via the comments section below. Thank you!
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to participate with this consultation. Parents and carers play a vital part in our delivery of the PSHE curriculum as in many cases it is normal for these sessions to stimulate further discussion at home around the topics/themes covered in class. Please take the time to review the content of this page and send any comments to the school as your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please remember if you require the school to answer any questions directly please add your name and a member of staff will be in touch.
Abbots Hall Primary Academy refers to British Values across its entire curriculum but it is also referred to throughout in our comprehensive PSHE scheme and assembly framework. Within our PSHE and assembly framework we:
P.S.H.E will be provided through:
Parents will be informed of planned Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) sessions in curriculum updates provided by their child’s classteacher. In all year groups, parents will be invited to review the planned programme of learning for RSE including the videos and activities on offer before it is taught to the children. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of RSE sessions, except those elements taught as part of the National Curriculum Science. Any parent wishing to discuss this aspect of the curriculum in more detail should contact the Headteacher. Any parent or carer wishing to withdraw their child from RSE or an aspect of the RSE curriculum should complete the form below.