At Beechview, PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) is an integral part of our broad and balanced curriculum. It reflects the needs of our children, school and wider community. Through teaching PSHE we aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully manage their lives. As a result, they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand their personal and social development, and are confident in tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of modern life. Not only within the framework of PSHE but throughout the whole school curriculum, we create a range of opportunities for our children to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
At Beechview, we recognise that our children and families come from very wide social, economic and cultural backgrounds. We celebrate this multicultural diversity and promote values and a culture built upon belief in freedom, equality, respect and tolerance, where individuals are aware of their rights as well as their responsibilities. Our intentions are reflected in our school values and Beechview Beliefs:
I am helpful and honest.
I am kind and patient.
I work hard in all my learning.
I respect everyone and everything.
Our PSHE curriculum aims to develop children's knowledge and skills that will prepare them to become global citizens who successfully fulfil their roles within a global community.
At Beechview, PSHE education contributes to the fulfilment of our statutory responsibilities in safeguarding and wellbeing (Children Act 2004) and DfE guidance on Relationship and Health Education.
To ensure that children had the opportunity to reconnect as a community after the events of 2020, we began our Autumn term using the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers across the school. This supported the children's emotional well being and allowed us the opportunity to come together as a school again.
Each year group had a different approach to using the book within lessons and produced various pieces of work to show their learning.