At Melbourne Junior school, we aim for all of our children to see themselves both as valued individuals and important members of communities by encouraging them to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. We endeavour to promote a sense of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing across the school.
By the development of class discussions and a school council, we aim to ensure that the pupils will experience the process of democracy in school. We teach them how society is organised and governed and about their rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society.
We aim to:
PSHE is taught through discreet lessons, as well as being integrated into a wide range of other subjects, activities, assemblies, celebration days and educational visits. We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and statutory guidance on drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, relationships and sex education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
Our curriculum is designed around termly themes, in line with the Learning Outcomes and Core Themes outlined in the PSHE Association Programme of Study, which is widely used by schools in England and is recommended and referred to by the DfE in all key documentation relating to PSHE provision in schools. The PSHE Association Programme of Study is based on three core themes (Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Wellbeing) within which there is broad overlap and flexibility.
Alongside curriculum coverage through English, Science, PE, DT, RE, History, Geography and Computing, we use resources from the SCARF scheme of work, British Red Cross, NSPCC, Go Givers, Oxfam and Fair Trade to ensure that our curriculum meets the needs of the pupils in our school. Themes and lessons are structured and sequenced in order to engage pupils in purposeful learning by building on prior knowledge and helping connect knowledge, understanding and skills year-on-year, both within PSHE and across other subjects.
We aim to enable children to become confident, healthy, independent and responsible members of society, who: