PSHE

A Hoyle Court Citizen

(Personal, Social and Health Education)

“Be proud of yourself, be confident, be optimistic and most of all be happy.”
(Anurag Prakash Ray)

At Hoyle Court Primary School, it is our vision to inspire children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our school, society and the wider world. Our PHSE curriculum provides all pupils with opportunities to understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

Our PSHE curriculum ensures all children are taught the statutory content outlined in the national curriculum and in statutory guidance, such as drugs education, citizenship, personal safety, relationships education and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. This includes learning about healthy positive relationships, including families and friendships. In addition, children in years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to learn about body changes and puberty.

Our PSHE curriculum also includes ‘Digital Citizenship’. These lessons teach children about responsible online behaviour and how to stay safe when using the Internet. In addition to the statutory content, we believe it is also important to teach children about economic wellbeing, managing finances and careers and enterprise as recommended by the PSHE Association.

We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community including, for example, working alongside members of our local community or raising money for a range of local and national charities.

We provide opportunities so that when children leave us they are equipped with the skills needed to make healthy life choices, build positive relationships and to make a positive contribution to society.