PSHE and Wellbeing at Whittlefield
We aim to deliver a PSHE curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child at Whittlefield Primary. Our curriculum aims to help pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and into adulthood. By teaching pupils how to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, we aim to tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations and improve life chances. Our PSHE curriculum links closely to the statutory guidance on Relationships and Sex Education ensuring that our children are taught the skills they need to form healthy relationships.
After an indifferent year due to COVID19, we started 20/21 with a focused ‘Bounceback’ curriculum. This replaced all foundation subjects for the first half term of the year. This was aimed at gradually reintroducing children back to the learning environment and help them to address any feelings they had or had experienced during the year.
Central to our PSHE curriculum is pupil (and staff) wellbeing. As a community, we value creating strong attachments with our pupils; creating a safe and secure environment for learning. Pupils are taught strategies to manage their mental health and wellbeing during PSHE lessons, through assemblies and daily check ins- fist to five.