PSHE at Myton Park
‘Nurturing skills for life’
Our curriculum aims for high standards whilst providing valuable and memorable opportunities for all children to learn, grow and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to their needs now and their future lives. It promotes a willingness to question and explore, widen their horizons, develop their aspirations and instil self-belief.
The Nature of PSHE
Our primary aim in teaching P.S.H.E. and Citizenship is to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to begin to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to develop as informed, active and responsible citizens. PSHE education is about the provision of information and the development of skills and attitudes which enable children and young people to make effective choices and take opportunities which will help them to live, happy, successful, healthy lives, now and in the future. Making effective choices includes young people being able to recognise and assess risk and act on their best intentions. PSHE education is about influencing children’s attitudes and skills as part of their personal development.
Purpose of study
A high-quality citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. In particular, citizenship education should foster pupils’ keen awareness of how the United Kingdom is governed and how its laws are made and upheld. It should also prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens by providing them with the skills and knowledge to manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.
The national curriculum for citizenship aims to ensure that all pupils:
- acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government
- develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced
- develop an interest in, and commitment to, volunteering that they will take with them into adulthood
- are equipped with the financial skills to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs.
National Curriculum 2014
Link to PSHE overview
Link to National Curriculum for PSHE