PSHE at Fox Hill
PSHE, including SRE, is not only a statutory requirement, but a moral obligation to our pupils. It is important that we arm them with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to face the challenges that they are likely to meet in their lives both in and out of school. Our pupils are navigating their way through this complex world and it is important that we provide them with the skills to cope, adapt and also to feel empathy towards those around them, in short, to become successful citizens in society. We must also take into consideration the individual pupils and families at our school and be aware of the varied, sometimes challenging, situations that our pupils face outside of school.
At Fox Hill Primary School, we:
At Fox Hill, we deliver high-quality PSHE lessons, which provide our pupils with the knowledge and understanding of various situations and teach quality life-skills that will carry them through childhood and on into adulthood.
We utilise various resources in order to do this, including the use of a proactive and preventative scheme called 1decision.
Within the 1decision programme, the following topics are covered:
In addition to this scheme, we look to utilise other relevant sources and take advantage of many teaching and development opportunities throughout the school year. An example of this is making links with global or national events such as Anti-Bullying Week, Children’s Mental Health Week, and Pride Month.
What might you typically see?
What won’t you see?
Passive learning, with teaching staff talking ‘at’ pupils, about a topic or theme that some individuals without personal experience may struggle to fully comprehend
The model of assessment that is most meaningful in PSHE education is ipsative assessment. Ipsative assessment compares where a pupil is at the end of a lesson or series of lessons against where they were before the lesson(s). So the benchmark against which progress is measured is the pupil’s own starting point, not the performance of others or the requirements of a formal assessment.
Alongside assessment in the classroom, teachers should also be able to see the impact in ‘real life’, through observing pupils as they interact with others and cope in various situations, putting into practise the knowledge and skills that they have learnt in PSHE lessons.