WHY IS PSHE EDUCATION IMPORTANT TO SCHOOLS?
PSHE education makes a crucial contribution to children and their education and into their development as a whole person. The Education Act 2002 requires all schools to teach a curriculum that is "broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of pupils. Hodge Hill is committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of all children and in preparing our children for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of later life. We take very seriously our duty to keep children safe.
PSHE education develops children's knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe, and prepared for life and work. We also recognise that when taught well, PSHE has a positive impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for all children but those most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our continual work developing and applying our oracy, taught vocabulary, positive mental health strategies and safeguarding approach, underpinned by our positive relationships, is a driving force through everything we do.
Our curriculum is delivered using the PSHE Association curriculum plan and resources and "Yasmin and Tom" and covers the broad spectrum of this area of learning. Other more formalised subject areas such as RE and PE further supports children's learning. We thread throughout school life the fundamental British 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 without faith.
Pupil, parent and staff voice are key and the recent pupil, parent and staff consultations relating to our Relationships and Sex education curriculum were positive examples of this recognition.