Be The Best You Can Be
BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE
At Starks Field Primary School we believe that PSHE plays a fundamental part in our curriculum as we support children to obtain the knowledge and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
Through PSHE we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class, school councils and supporting nominated charities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.
We encourage children to follow our school motto ‘Be the Best you can Be’ in order to reflect the high aspirations we have for our school community. At Starks Field, we promote our school values in order to provide inspiration for life-long learning.
Every half term children learn the current half termly value. These are:
– Self Awareness
– Self Responsibility
PSHE is taught every week by the class teacher. We follow the Enfield medium term planning to ensure progression throughout the whole school. Here are some of the skills children will acquire throughout their time at Starks Field Primary School. Click here to see an overview
During their time at Starks Field, children will learn skills to support them in life now and in the future.
- Keeping safe in school and online
- Feelings and emotions
- Resolving conflicts
- Peer pressure
- Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)
Health and wellbeing:
- Eating healthy
- Dental care
- Medicines and drugs
- Body image
Living in the wider world:
- People who help us
- Our environment
- Looking after money
During the school year we have visitors come in to bring the PSHE curriculum to life and engage pupils. Here is an example of just some of the visitors we’ve had in:
- Anti-radicalisation speakers
An aspect taught through PSHE lessons is anti-bullying. At Starks Field Primary School our aim is to develop a school ethos in which bullying is regarded as unacceptable. Children learn what bullying is and the impact it has on a person. We support pupils to understand that there are different forms of bullying for example cyber-bullying, prejudice-based bullying, race, sex, religion and belief, gender, transgender, sexual orientation and disability.
OUR AIMS AND STRATEGIES:
- Friendship week
- Ensuring all member of the school have an understanding of what bullying is.
- Promote an environment where children are free from threat and different types of bullying.
- Ensuring pupils are confident to approach adults in the school regarding bullying.
- Assemblies to promote awareness.
SEX AND RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION (SRE):
At Starks Field Primary School our aim is to teach pupils about the physical development of their bodies as they grow into adults. During their time at the school we will explore moral questions and dilemmas, relationship issues and the importance of family life. Our curriculum for PSHE is intended to act as a vehicle which teachers and parents can help children to understand more fully the world they live in and their responsibilities.
Sex and Relationship Education is delivered by the class teachers. We teach about the parts of the body and how these work and we explain to children what will happen to their bodies during puberty. The scheme forms a celebration of life, and seeks to develop an understanding of the complexities of human relationships.
Starks Field Primary School works closely with parents as we believe that children benefit from being giving consistent message about their changing bodies. Find our SRE policy here.