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 PSHE curriculum meets the statutory requirements as set by the government, but also goes far beyond. Our PSHE curriculum enables our pupils to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships. PSHE is wide ranging with topics such as: keeping ourselves safe, having healthy relationships and internet safety among others. We work hard to involve parents in our curriculum through regular workshops and coffee mornings to ensure that children are able to discuss any issues that they encounter.
KiVa is an innovative anti-bullying programme that has been developed using research on bullying and incorporating experiences from previous intervention programmes used around the world. At Hodge Hill Primary School, we have adopted the KiVa programme and approach to anti-bullying. The programme provides school staff with information about bullying and how to tackle it. There are 2 units which are used across KS2 to deliver KiVa lessons to the children. The KiVa lessons are child centred, experiential and versatile. Children are encouraged to think and find solutions to the themes, learn by doing and discuss and reflect on their ideas.