The purpose of teaching PSHE is to help children be safe, healthy and prepared for life's opportunities. [PSHE association]
Through our PSHE curriculum [which incorporates relationship and health education], we aim to promote children’s knowledge, self esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience, and to help them to form and maintain worthwhile and positive relationships. Children will be taught to have respect for themselves, and for others, within our local, national and global communities.
We aim to develop key character skills, including decision making, informed risk taking, good communication, and self-regulation strategies. We encourage the exploration of, and respect for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community, and promote the development of positive attitudes. We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships, and nurture sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others.
We aim to enable children to develop a deepening knowledge of their health and wellbeing, including their mental and physical health and to equip them with information, skills and values to understand and to be able to cope with the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty. The information provided will be relevant and appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils.
At Larkfield, we aim to prepare children well for future life: its decisions, responsibilities, experiences and opportunities, and to allow them to develop fully as emotionally mature human beings.