At Holywell, we understand the purpose of PSHE Education is to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to grow up as members of society who are empowered to make decisions about their own lives, are respectful of beliefs and lifestyles different to their own, whilst recognising what constitutes respectful and positive relationships with others. The key aim in our curriculum model is to meet the needs of all pupils in order to prepare them for adult life in Modern Britain.
Our curriculum is sensitive to the range of religious and cultural views present in our community whilst ensuring pupils have access to the learning necessary to prepare them for adult life. Our curriculum is designed to promote equality and this is threaded through the curriculum rather than taught as a one-off event.
Our bespoke curriculum has been tailored to meet the needs of our pupils using local data and knowledge of our children. It sets out learning opportunities for each key stage, in three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World. The statutory requirements for each phase are set within a comprehensive PSHE education programme. Developmental progression has been built in by revisiting themes year on year, building on and extending prior learning.