At Beechview, PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) and Personal Development are integral parts of our broad and balanced curriculum. They reflect the needs of our children, school and wider community. Through teaching PSHE and Personal Development we aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully manage their lives. Our PSHE curriculum equips children with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional well-being, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Personal Development at Beechview is at the forefront of our daily activities and is the cornerstone of our ethos. As a result, the children 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 have identified 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 as we want our children to leave Beechview Academy as children that are:
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.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Here, at Beechview Academy we value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.
We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme and it is fully integrated into our school's PSHE policy.
This subject is designed to equip our children with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.
Relationships Education puts in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online, learning how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect. Our children are taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them.
Health Education aims to give our children the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.
All aspects of PSHE are taught systematically in lessons, through assemblies which all pupils enjoy and through the culture and values within our school which permeate throughout the school day. Children are taught to treat one another with kindness, respect and tolerance; to be thoughtful and reflective members of the school community and to work hard and do their best.