Personal, Social and Health Education
At Adswood Primary School our school vision and values is for children to show respect, kindness, honest, compassion, empathy and a caring attitude to each other in an environment which enables to ‘Enjoy, Believe and Achieve’.
At Adswood Primary our PSHE curriculum is central to the development of our pupils and is embedded into our ethos. We teach PSHE directly through lessons, circle times and assemblies. It aims to promote and support the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. We also aim to prepare our children for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in their lives. Our curriculum is split into three core values, ‘Living in the wider world, relationships, and health and well being’, which introduce challenge and build on prior learning throughout the school. We include units of work at age appropriate levels that teach aspects such as British Values, economic well-being, sex and relationships, cyber safety and drugs education, to help children to develop into well rounded citizens.
We aim to provide children with the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build self-efficacy and resilience. Our curriculum is flexible to the needs of our pupils to allow teachers to address things that are relevant at that time and we use a ‘Restorative Approach’ to encourage children to positively manage their feelings and behaviour. The experiences we provide aim to equip pupils to put their knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts.
We also have whole school activities which embrace the ethos of our school:
· Best of British Week
· Anti-Bullying Week
· Aspirations Week
· One World Week
Children are also given the responsibility of delivering the school’s values in roles such as Restorative Captains, Playleaders and School Council.
Our P.S.H.E curriculum is child-led and provides every child with the opportunity to become respectful, responsible citizens.
Whole School Activities/Groups:
Best of British Week, Anti-Bullying Week, Safer Internet Day, One World Week, Daily Meditation, Circles, Digital Leaders, Restorative Approach and Captains, Daily Check-Ins, Pupil and Staff well-being questionnaires, Value of the Month, Pastoral and Inclusion Team
Whole School Links:
NSPCC, ‘Eagle Eye’ Road Safety, Stockport Homes, Fire and Rescue Service,
Davenport Methodist Church-Rev Lindsey, Cheadle Hulme Mosque, Manchester Reform Synagogue, Stockport Magistrates Court
Whole School Charities:
Save the Children, Children in Need.
RSE (Relationships and Sex Education):
As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation. These changes will come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. Due to COVID 19 schools have been able to delay this until the summer term 2021. The statutory guidance can be found at:
The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.