Personal, social, health, citizenship and economic (PSHCE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHCE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum. PSHCE is a non-statutory subject. The National Curriculum asks schools promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and should make provision for PSHCE, drawing on good practice.
Belleville Wix’s PSHCE provision focuses on helping children develop the skills to build and maintain friendships, to recognise and manage their emotions, to know how to keep themselves safe, to understand and manage change in their lives, including as their bodies change and for Year 6 children, the change as they transfer to secondary school. Our PSHCE programme is implemented throughout all areas of our curriculum via our Care Values.
The new Relationships Education primary curriculum will be part of our PSHCE provision. This aims to put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds - including how to treat each other with kindness, and recognising the difference between online and offline friendships.