At Moston Lane Primary School, we aim to provide a PSHE curriculum that is broad, balanced and effective. We strive to ensure that all pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives, regardless of their background, needs or abilities.
We provide a wide range of explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences that promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. Our PSHE curriculum helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes during puberty, introduces them to the wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.
We aim to create a positive, safe and supportive learning environment that prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We always encourage our pupils to be the best they can be!
At Moston Lane, we adopt a whole school approach to the teaching of PSHE. We employ a variety of teaching strategies to implement our PSHE curriculum. Through a multisensory, collaborative teaching approach, we ensure that all needs are catered for, allowing all pupils to participate fully and effectively.
PSHE is taught through weekly 1-hour discrete sessions for each year group. Additionally, pupils are offered a wide range of opportunities to engage with concepts and content of PSHE through other subjects within the curriculum including Science, Religious Education, Physical Education and Computing. Our PSHE curriculum is further enriched through school assemblies, out of school activities including trips and local visits and also working with external agencies and members of the community. Pupils are given opportunities to participate and contribute to local and national initiatives and campaigns, including charity fundraising events. PSHE values are also explored through practical activities such as group discussions, problem-solving activities, games, role play and investigations. These additional experiences will help pupils make connections between their learning and ‘real life’ behaviours.
PSHE is further enhanced through the development of our school council. Electing a team of Head Boy / Girl and Deputy children promotes pupil voice at Moston Lane. Working closely with other schools encourages and empowers our pupils by helping them to use their voice in a meaningful and effective way.
Our PSHE education is guided by the values of honesty, kindness, trust, responsibility, friendship, self-control, empathy, respect and tolerance. This approach enables holistic development as well as ensure progression in PSHE.
Assessment is a crucial aspect of PSHE education. Pupil progress in PSHE is assessed formatively on a day to day basis, as well as summatively every term. It involves a baseline assessment to understand pupils' prior learning, to ensure that new learning is relevant and good progress can be assessed. It also involves planning lessons which builds on pupils' prior knowledge to show progression in PSHE. We assess and provide evidence of our pupils’ learning and progression through assessment tasks at the beginning and end of a topic. This task is the formal opportunity for teacher assessment which uses a best-fit approach, allowing the teacher to decide whether the child is working at, working towards or beyond. We use self and peer assessment to involve children in their own learning and next steps and we provide our pupils the opportunity to reflect on their learning and identify future learning needs. Regular assessment of PSHE allows for any child in need of intervention to receive it to ensure progression.
Our PSHE curriculum and assessment is built to ensure all pupils make good progress to meet or exceed age-related expectations and have an enhanced cultural capital. This assessment allows the leadership team, parents, governors and school inspectors to see PSHE education’s impact on our pupils and whole school
outcomes, such as Ofsted judgements on personal development, safeguarding, spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and the promotion of fundamental British values.
To find out more information about PSHE at Moston Lane, please have a look at our PSHE policy and other related policies below:
The PSHE Association is the national body for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. Most PSHE education becomes statutory for all schools from September 2020 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017. For Primary schools, this includes ‘Relationships Education’ and ‘Health Education’. Click on the link below to see the updated edition of the PSHE Association Programme of Study for PSHE education.
Below is the ‘Curriculum Map’, which outlines the activities and skills that will be taught throughout the year:
Here you can find the 'Age Related Expectations' for each year group, which outlines what skills a child should be able to do at the end of each year. Children will be assessed against these expectations to see what they have achieved, and what they need to work on next:
PSHE around our school
This November we are supporting 'Anti-Bullying Week' and 'Road Safety Week'. Keep your eyes peeled for competition winners and celebrations from across the school!