Our vision for PSHE at Woodlea
Our PSHE curriculum at Woodlea aims to ensure all children gain the necessary skills to be able to fully function in today's society. We offer a variety of opportunities for children to learn how to manage in real-life situations to the best of their ability.
At Woodlea we believe PSHE is planned to meet the needs of our pupils. PSHE is embedded, not just in standalone lessons, but throughout school life, from our Core Values to our Growth Mindset work. All staff in school have built positive relationships with our children, allowing us to tailor our PSHE curriculum to their needs whilst also meeting the Statutory Requirements for Health and Relationships Education.
As a school, our PSHE lessons are based on the PSHE Association's 'Question Based Approach'. Within each year group, there are three strands: Health and Wellbeing, Living in the Wider World and Sex and Relationships Education. Each year group has a different question each half term which they use as the focus for their weekly lessons, for example in Year 4 in the second half of the Autumn term, their Relationships question is, 'How do we treat each other with respect?'. All our staff are equipped with the knowledge to ensure children receive high quality PSHE education and are supported by the PSHE leader, our family support workers and well-being team.
Alongside our PSHE lessons, we have delivered a series of explicit Growth Mindset lessons from the 'Confident Minds' programme, which staff received training on in 2019. We are also fortunate to have Coach Lindsay in school each week working with our children on Mindfulness and how to recognise and manage our feelings.
By the end of KS2 when our children leave Woodlea, we aim to ensure that children are equipped with the necessary skills to progress onto their next stage in life at high school, facing new challenges, learning new skills and continuing to achieve to their full potential.