PSHE – curriculum information

PSHE Curriculum Overview

At Wansbeck Primary School, we see Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) as being at the centre of all that we do. This prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of schooling and later life.

Our curriculum is designed around three drivers – the development of social selves, emotional selves and academic selves. Our school values of respect, resilience and responsibility, alongside the character curriculum, prepares our children for life beyond primary school and gives them the building blocks to contribute to society. We aim to provide children with the ambition to achieve well, through building confidence and independence.

Our weekly PSHE lessons allow us the opportunity as individuals and groups to learn about ourselves in a range of differing aspects. We look at the following topics throughout the year, each lasting a term, following the Jigsaw Scheme structure:

  • Being Me in My World
  • Celebrating Differences
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me
  • Relationships
  • Changing Me

Through our curriculum, our school environment and our school ethos, we promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being, which helps them to form and maintain worthwhile and healthy relationships based on respect for themselves and others. We aim to shape aspirational, motivated and responsible pupils by giving them the tools to be able to overcome factors that can influence their lives.

Children are given weekly celebrations, focusing on a specific personal, social or emotional task linking back to their PSHE learning in order to put into practise the skills they have been given and relate them to real-life opportunities. As a school, we meet weekly in assemblies to discuss our PSHE learning, how this links to our Modern British Values and core values; Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

Curriculum:

“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

Parent's comments

“There is a
consistent approach to the teaching of phonics. Regular checks help teachers to
group pupils effectively so that activities are well matched to pupils’ needs.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck Primary School is a happy, well-organised school that is at the heart of the local community.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils often have
opportunities to visit places of interest, such as the residential visit to Whitby that is linked to a class topic.”

Ofsted comments

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments

“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

Parent's comments

“The quality of pupils’ handwriting has also improved, particularly in key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“This improvement is underlined by published data showing that pupils’ spelling and grammar scores are now above the national average at the end of key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“Teachers make regular checks on the progress
that pupils make and use this information to adjust the activities that they plan.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. You have a clear vision for what you want pupils to achieve; developing pupils socially, emotionally and
academically is at the centre of the curriculum you provide.”

Ofsted comments

“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

Parent's comments

“The school receives good support from the Hull Collaborative Academy
Trust, and trust leaders also provide you with effective challenge.”

Ofsted comments

“The school leadership team are committed to helping pupils to succeed”

Ofsted comments

“Teachers accurately demonstrate to pupils the sounds that letters make. This
helps pupils to repeat the sounds they are learning.”

Ofsted comments

“Grammatical errors are discussed with pupils, and this helps them to improve their writing.”

Ofsted comments

“Central to the work of the school is the development of pupils’ social skills and the support of their well-being.”

Ofsted comments

“The designated safeguarding leader is tenacious in her approach and
leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure that pupils receive the best possible
support.”

Ofsted comments

“You pay
particular attention to safeguarding issues that affect your local community and prepare staff well to support pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

Parent's comments

“Staff and governors
maintain an acute focus on these areas and establish excellent relationships with
pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“Care is taken to ensure that the topics that are chosen attract the interests of the children.”

Ofsted comments

“Spelling errors
are also routinely identified in pupils’ written work across a range of subjects. This
helps pupils to avoid future repetitions.”

Ofsted comments

“The school is passionate about the community it serves and determined
to help pupils to be the best they can be.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

Parent's comments

“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

Parent's comments

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

Ofsted comments

“The school has good systems in place to develop the leadership skills of staff.”

Ofsted comments

“Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils, prompting them to explain their answers and
providing them with the confidence to ‘have a go’.”

Ofsted comments

“This has enabled
the school to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

Parent's comments

“Pupils’ safety and well-being are central to your work. The leadership team has
ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose.”

Ofsted comments

“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

Parent's comments

“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

Parent's comments

“The school have created a strong leadership team by making good use of opportunities you have to collaborate with other trust schools.”

Ofsted comments

“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

Parent's comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

Parent's comments