Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship Policy
At North Ealing, we inspire and nurture all our children to become aspirational, lifelong learners through an inclusive, ambitious and engaging curriculum.
Statement of Intent
To provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum which:
- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school
and of society, and
- Prepares pupils at school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
(Education Act 2002/Academies Act 2010)
The PSHE programme of study brings together citizenship with personal wellbeing through values-based education. It is intended to support the school in developing a coherent whole-school approach to PSHE and wellbeing.
What is PSHE?
’Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children and young people the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It offers learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons as well as in assemblies, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils’ experiences.’ QCA
PSHE also provides the school with an opportunity to focus on the delivery of the social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL).
What is Citizenship Education?
Citizenship education facilitates children in making their own decisions and taking responsibility for their own lives and their local and wider communities.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and citizenship provide pupils with self-esteem, positive self-awareness and confidence to:
- Stay as healthy as possible;
- Keep themselves and others safe;
- Have fulfilling and worthwhile experiences;
- Respect the differences between people;
- Develop independence and responsibility;
- Play an active role as members of the school and the wider community.
The Recovery Curriculum
Following the Covid 19, Pandemic and lockdown NES is committed to using aspects of a Recovery Curriculum-we will be adapting our school curriculum in line with concepts taken for the work around the ‘Recovery Curriculum’. The proposal is to link these concepts to our NES Learning Values and Rights Respecting agenda. This is to support the pupil’s wellbeing and reintegration to school life.
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