Overview and Knowledge organisers
At Knowle Park, PSHE underpins our whole school values. It is at the heart of our curriculum as we believe it is important to develop the ‘whole’ child, spiritually, morally, intellectually and socially. PSHE education helps children to become responsible members of society and have a greater awareness of issues affecting the world today, such as sustainability. It teaches children how to stay safe and equips them with strategies to recognise unsafe situations and seek help when necessary. PSHE 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 aim for pupils to:
- Gain the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to reach their full potential. We teach the importance of a growth mindset and how we all learn from our mistakes.
- Have opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of the diverse city of Bristol.
- To develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
- To develop healthy relationships both now and in the future.
PSHE is taught using the SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) scheme of work. Every lesson is mapped to the PSHE Association Programme of Study. The curriculum is broken down into six strands, with one theme being taught each term.
- Me and My Relationships
- Valuing Difference
- Keeping Myself Safe
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Doing My Best
- Growing and Changing
Children explore these strands year-on-year, building a toolkit of strategies and knowledge which they apply in scenario-based lessons, giving them the opportunity to ask questions and practise the skills in a safe and caring environment.
The children at KPPS will:
- Foster well-being and develop resilience and character to be happy, successful and productive members of society.
- Demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others.
- Have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.
- Take responsibility for their actions.
- Have a good understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and how to develop good relationships.
- Have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
- Demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy.
- be equipped to ‘reach for the stars’.