PSHE teaches us how to be happy, healthy and safe.
At Dell Primary PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society. We use the Jigsaw scheme to support our teaching, from year 1 to year 6, which enables us to deliver an age appropriate, ambitious and sequential curriculum. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. Our junior leaders are a fine example of how we promote independence, ambition and passion that will equip them for future work and employment. We continually asses our curriculum content to ensure that it is meeting the needs of the children at our school and will teach additional lessons if and when required to equip the children with necessary knowledge. We ensure that children have secure knowledge of water safety and railway safety based on the locality of our school. The railway safety aspect of the curriculum is developed further though the work of our Road Safety Officers. Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our five core values; respect, passion, collaboration, integrity and ambition.
PSHE is taught within planned lesson times, key stage and whole school assemblies as well as throughout day-to-day life at Dell Primary. Pupils are taught to respect one another, work collaboratively and demonstrate integrity within our school environment in all lessons and on the playground. Special themed days such as mental health awareness, cyber-bullying day and anti-bullying days are all celebrated annually to highlight important and relevant topics. Additional PSHE sessions are also taught to address relevant topics if deemed necessary by the class teacher. Emotional literacy is taught through our SNAP reading sessions as well as during our individual class readers. Teachers ensure that links are made across all subjects, which demonstrate empathy, resilience and positive relationships to enable children to make comparisons and draw upon their own life experiences. Pupils are taught mindfulness techniques to enable them to take ownership for their own mental health wellbeing. Pupils understand the importance of exercise and the positive impact it has both on our physical and mental health. Children participate in the Golden Mile at school to encourage physical activity outside of the PE lesson as well as a wide selection of after school clubs such as multi-skills and archery. Key Stage Two pupils complete first aid training with a trained instructor and are qualified Mini medics. Pupils are assessed in PSHE through their character development and conduct throughout their time at Dell Primary. Certificates are given weekly in our celebration assemblies, to acknowledge and celebrate our core values.