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Curriculum Intent

It is our intent to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to assist children to prepare for adult life by supporting them through their physical, emotional and moral development and helping them to understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships.

We want our PSHE (Personal, Social, and Health Economic ) curriculum to:

  • promote children’s moral, social, spiritual, cultural and physical development through a broad and balanced PSHE curriculum.
  • support children to build safe and healthy relationships now and in the future.
  • develop children’s self-confidence and self-esteem so they can be active and happy members of the school community.
  • provide children with opportunities for gaining cultural capital (either within school or in the local community).
  • understand factors which allow us to have a healthy lifestyle.
  • understand the importance of British Values.

 

The Curriculum

PSHE is a non-statutory subject. However, there are aspects of it we are now required to teach.

 

This will apply to all schools from September 2020, but the DfE has announced that:

‘If schools aren’t ready to teach these subjects then because of lost time and competing priorities, we can instead start to deliver them from the start of summer term 2021 (but no later). ’ In order that we can finish the process of consultation started in March 2020, the Academy’s Governors have taken the decision to implement the new RSE curriculum from the beginning of the summer term.

The requirements will be implemented by creating a programme of study that is bespoke to our school and all our children. The two main core themes of our PSHE programme of study focuses on Relationships Education and Health Education. A third core theme, Living in the Wider World, is also an integral aspect of our curriculum.

 

Relationships Education

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships

Being Safe Health Education

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body

 

British Values

British Values are embedded throughout each topic, which support children by preparing them for life in Modern Britain. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and understand what it means to be a member of a diverse society in our ever-changing world. 

Our curriculum also makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety, and to their emotional wellbeing. 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

In Early Years, PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) is a prime area of learning and therefore an integral aspect of daily planning, teaching and learning.

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

 

Planning is child led to reflect the interests of the children and the needs of the Academy. Children take part in circle time and discuss topics and themes that are at their level.

 

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

Within Key Stage 1 and 2, PSHE lessons are often more structured and follow the scheme of work that is in place. This follows the three core themes, which have been adapted specifically for the children at Gateway Academy. Children have the opportunity to form and share opinions, value differences, recognise feelings and emotions as well as identify what makes relationships healthy.


The curriculum overview for the school is as follows:

 

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

HT1

Beginning and Belonging

Relationships Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 1

Managing our Feelings

Health Education

 

Physical Health and Wellbeing

Health Education

 

E-safety 1

Me and My Emotions

Health Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 1

Mental Wellbeing

Health Education

 

Beginning and Belonging

Relationships Education

 

 

E-safety 1

Mental Wellbeing

Health Education

 

Me and My Emotions

Health Education

 

 

E-safety 1

Keeping Well

Health Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 1

Me and My Emotions

Health Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 1

 

HT2

My Family and Friends

Relationships Education

Beginning and Belonging

Relationships Education

Working Together

Relationships Education

 

Anti-bullying

Relationships Education

Rights, Rules and Responsibilities

Living in the Wider World

Anti-bullying
Relationships Education

Rights, Rules and Responsibilities
Living in the Wider World

HT3

Keeping Healthy

Health Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 2

Being Safe

Relationships Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 2

 

Drug Education

Health Education

 

Understanding Finance

Living in the Wider World

 

E-safety 2

Our Community 

Living in the Wider World

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 2

 

Working Together

Relationships Education

 

Financial Capability

Living in the Wider World

 

E-safety 2

Diversity and Communities
Living in the Wider World

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 2

Working Together

Relationships Education

 

Financial Capability

Living in the Wider World

 

E-safety 2

HT4

Being safe

Relationships Education

Anti-bullying

Relationships Education

Managing Risk

Health Education

Relationships Education

Microbes, Illness and Prevention

Health Education

Drug Education and First Aid

Health Education

Choices Then and Now
Living in the Wider World

Drug Education and First Aid
Health Education

HT5

Families and People Who Care for Me

Relationships Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 3

Families and People Who Care for Me

Relationships Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 3

 

Families and People Who Care for Me

Relationships Education

 

First Aid

Health Education

 

 

E-safety 3

Families and People Who Care for Me

Relationships Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 3

 

Families and People Who Care for Me

Relationships Education

 

Healthy Lifestyles

Health Education

 

E-safety 3

Families and People Who Care for Me

Relationships Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 3

Managing Risk
Relationships Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-safety 3

HT6

Growing Up

Health Education

Growing Up

Health Education

 

Feelings and Change

Health Education

Growing Up

Health Education

 

Healthy Lifestyles
Health Education

Growing Up

Health Education

 

Health and Prevention

Health Education

Growing Up

Health Education

 

Being Safe

Relationships Education

Growing Up

Health Education

 

Managing Change

Health Education

 

Growing Up

Health Education

 

Healthy Lifestyles
Health Education

 

Wider Curriculum

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

All subjects make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.  All staff use language consistently.

 

Displays across school

PSHE, British Values and SMSC displays throughout the Academy reinforce the PSHE curriculum enabling children to make links.

 

Assemblies

Key Stage and class assemblies always make a link to PSHE, British Values and SMSC.