Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Queens Park Primary School has a set of Core Values that were selected by the school community. These values underpin the ethos of the school and are promoted throughout the curriculum. They are: 

“A kind and inclusive learning community with high expectations for all” 

At Queen’s Park Primary School, we recognise and value individual differences in an inclusive learning community. We nurture children to become resilient and creative lifelong learners and caring, responsible adults in a diverse society.

As a school community we adhere to the following school values:

·         We are kind, respectful, responsible, safe

·         We have high expectations of ourselves and others and learn from our mistakes

·         We have a growth-mindset and a solution focused approach to any difficulties we may encounter

·         We celebrate the differences and similarities between people, challenge any discrimination and promote community cohesion

·         We work together as a team to implement our goals and recognise and reward good learning

At Queens Park Primary School, PSHE education is a central part our curriculum as it enables our pupils to build positive, equal, consensual friendships and relationships and to develop skills to keep themselves and others healthy and safe, now and in the future. Our PSHE education curriculum supports personal development, behaviour for learning and promotes attributes such as kindness, respect, consent, resilience and self-efficacy. Our curriculum is ambitious and designed to enable our pupils to be successful by giving them all the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life. It will provide opportunities to embed new knowledge and skills and practise these so they can confidently be used in real-life situations on and offline.  

Our PSHE education programme supports our school to meet our statutory duties ‘to promote the well-being of pupils at the school’ and to ensure that we have a broad and balanced curriculum which: 

• promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and 

• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. 

As part of this broad and balanced curriculum, our PSHE education also promotes the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those from secular and atheist backgrounds. 

In the planning and delivery of PSHE education we will show due regard under the Equality Act 2010 to the need to: 

• Eliminate discrimination and harassment 

• Advance equality of opportunity 

• Foster good relations 

We will also comply with the Human Rights Act 1998.2 

We will ensure that our PSHE programme is inclusive of all groups of pupils, is informed by their needs and reflects the diversity of our school and wider community. Our PSHE curriculum supports understanding of equality and diversity, the development of critical thinking skills, and encourages respectful and safe discussion and debate on sensitive issues.