Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) at Wellfield
PSHE teaching at Wellfield encourages learners to be happy and active individuals, family members and citizens of the world. By helping students to understand themselves and others, we seek to develop skills that will allow them to thrive in their future lives.
The PSHE curriculum has been carefully planned to allow for progression between each year group, with three key strands revisited and built upon often in each year group:
Health Education (including Drug Education and CPR)
Living in the Wider World
Relationship Education (including the teaching of Relationship and Sex Education).
By creating responsible and actively engaged citizens, we seek to ignite the power that is inside each and every one of our learners already
“We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already” - JK Rowling
We aim for our students to value and respect themselves and others, making responsible, safe and reasoned choices in their lives. When students leave us in Year 8, they will know how to stay safe, how to care for themselves and negotiate different scenarios in life, be interested in the world around them and care for the lives of others. We seek to develop a lifelong curiosity in our learners.
Teachers at Wellfield know good PSHE teaching happens when:
Students are safe, happy and engaged during PSHE learning.
Students recognise the relevance of PSHE learning to their own lives in 2021. Learning is meaningful and linked to the real world.
Students are able to share their own views and opinions. They respect that others may have different views to themselves. They are curious and show this by asking questions about the learning.
Staff teach well-paced lessons with LEARNS values evident. Activities are varied, engaging and memorable.
Students are encouraged and challenged in lessons. This may be through carefully planned questioning or by considering other, varied perspectives of the lesson theme.
Students are encouraged to make links to previous learning.
PSHE and the 5Cs
In PSHE, learning builds on prior knowledge while recognising (and celebrating) the different life experiences that every learner will have had. Links are made between PSHE and other subjects and areas of the wider curriculum.
In PSHE, we encourage pupils to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, a sense of empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships and better enjoy and manage their lives.
Through a variety of relevant, interesting and diverse topics, learners are given the chance to consider different views and perspectives, reflecting the diverse world that we live in. Learners work both independently and collaboratively to creatively make choices, manage risks and discuss different everyday scenarios.
Learners at Wellfield are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by contributing positively to school life and the wider community, appreciating what it means to be a member of a diverse society. We encourage learners to become critical thinkers, actively engaged with issues affecting young lives and the global community today: students at Wellfield are agents of change.
Through the study of real-world and current issues, we encourage learners to develop empathy for different people from a range of backgrounds and cultures.