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When planning and teaching at Rushbrook, we believe that PSHE is an integral part of the curriculum as the skills learnt will equip our pupils for their futures and become active members of society. Based on the National Curriculum and our selected programme of study, we aim to provide an environment, which will enable each child to grow in understanding so as to reach their full potential, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically and socially. Through their understanding of PSHE, children will be able to succeed in many different areas of the curriculum and throughout life as the learned skills are transferrable.  By the end of their time at Rushbrook children should:  · Have a respect for each other through the ethos of the school community and the teaching of the curriculum · Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle · Understand what makes for good relationships with others  · Have respect for others regardless of race, gender and mental and physical disability · Be independent and responsible members of the school community  · Develop self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues  · Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community of Gorton · Prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life  · Raise pupils’ confidence and self-esteem


Planning At Rushbrook, every class follows the Jigsaw Scheme of Work and through this curriculum, we cover the National Curriculum guidance for PSHE. Also, in addition to this, PSHE is also taught discreetly within other subject areas through class topics. PSHE is also to be addressed daily as questions and incidents arise. At times, teachers may choose to hold a circle-time session in response to a particular event or issue. Whole school, key stage assemblies will provide extra opportunities to enhance pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, promoting our school’s values and celebrating achievement.   Teaching  Activities will be planned according to the different levels of children’s skills and previous knowledge. A range of teaching strategies and learning styles will be used in delivering this policy with an emphasis is placed on active learning. These will include:  · Circle time and class discussion  · Role-play and drama · Visits and visitors when appropriate · Group work Pupils are supported in applying the skills they are learning, in real-life situations as they arise: e.g. resolving conflicts; working a part of a group on a project.   Learning Children will learn a range of skills based on the following areas: · Being Me · Celebrating Differences · Relationships · Changing Me · Healthy Me · Dreams and Goals   Assessment Children will be assessed for progress and attainment each half term on Target Tracker which is then checked by subject leads and put into the Subject lead report at the end of each term. Children are also encouraged to self-assess at the end of each PSHE lesson


Following the implementation of the broad and balanced PSHE curriculum at Rushbrook, children will be respectful, independent, responsible, and confident members of society within Gorton and the wider world. They will be equipped with tools to maintain healthy and positive lifestyles regarding relationships, diet and their own personal identity. As they become more assured throughout the areas of PSHE and progress in the related skills, children will understand their personal role in society. The most significant impact that we want for our pupils is the development of respect for themselves and others.

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Rushbrook Primary Academy
101 Shillingford Road
Gorton, Manchester M18 7TN