PSHE and RSE
‘To Be The Best You Can Be’
PSHE at St Andrew’s
Life Skills at St Andrew’s incorporates Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). It is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. When taught well, PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.
The Department for Education published Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education in June 2019. This sets out what schools must cover from September 2020 (though not all they should cover as part of broader PSHE education). Our school uses the PSHE Association’s comprehensive programme that integrates, but is not limited to, this statutory content.
How we learn
At St Andrew’s Primary School, Life Skills is taught as a stand-alone lesson in every class. It can also be accessed through reading and cross-curricular lessons.
- At the start of each topic, children are assessed as to what they already know from the previous topic and what they think they know about the impending topic.
- Children are given the chance to ask questions during lessons which can lead to interesting and informative discussions.
- Children undertake a range of engaging activities to enhance their knowledge and learning.
- Children are introduced to books related to each topic.