PSHE is taught throughout a child’s time at Havelock. The Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum covers:
- Health & Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
Through our PSHE curriculum we aim to develop positive attitudes and values that influence healthy patterns of behaviour, to explore and understand feelings, attitudes, and values and to equip pupils with the skills to make informed choices.
It is our aim that pupils will become informed, active, and responsible global citizens who will play a positive role in shaping our society for the good by teaching them about relevant topics such as road safety, world affairs and their rights as a child.
We put our children’s mental health and wellbeing at the centre of our PSHE curriculum. Throughout the year, children learn about emotional self-regulation through Mind Up and Zones of Regulation where they learn about their brain and how to regulate themselves if needed. Staff have been trained extensively in the iHeart programme which teaches children about emotional resilience and how to look after their emotional wellbeing.
The teaching of Relationships Education and Growing Up (REGU) is an integral part of the PSHE curriculum, this involves the statutory Relationship Education guidance (2020). Our curriculum takes account of the class, aptitude, experiences, and family background of our pupils.
Under the arrangements for Sex Education, arising from the 1993 Education Act, parents are able to withdraw pupils from all or part of the sex education curriculum that does not form part of the National Curriculum.
Through PSHE we aim to:
- Enable children to be responsible for themselves and others.
- Prepare children for good relationships now and in later life.
- Recognise changes of growth and development taking place in themselves and in the opposite sex.
- Help children understand and appreciate the need to care for their own bodies.