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PHSE at Bewdley Primary School - Statement of Intent

At Bewdley Primary School, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent, responsible and resilient members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Aims and PSHE Intent

We are aware of the way that PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and links closely to schools Safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policies. We are all aware of the important role the PSHE curriculum has in supporting school to implement the 9 protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010.

At Bewdley Primary School we aim to develop children’s understanding so that they:

  • develop confidence to make the most of their abilities, through recognising their own worth.
  • develop confidence and self-esteem which enables them to put forward their own views but also understand the views of others.
  • work well with others through a process of collaboration
  • prepare to play an active role as citizens in a diverse society.
  • develop a healthy and safe lifestyle with the ability to take appropriate risk assessments.
  • develop good relationships and respect the differences between members of the school and the wider community.
  • make a positive contribution to the life of the school
  • have the confidence to question when something is wrong

Through our PSHE curriculum at Bewdley Primary School we recognise our duty to ‘actively promote’ and provide opportunity for children understand the fundamental British values first set out by the Government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2014, of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs in order for them to become fair, tolerant and confident adults in a forever challenging world