PHSE & Citizenship

Subject Leader- Mrs McNichol

The Programme of Study for PSHE education identifies the key concepts, skills and attributes that are developed through PSHE education. It will enable our school to fulfil our statutory responsibility to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

The PSHE Programme of Study has been produced in consultation with a wide variety of agencies and practitioners to meet the needs of today’s pupils and is regularly updated to meet these changing needs.

The programme of study includes three core themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

The benefits to pupils of such an approach are numerous as PSHE prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.

The Department of Education state that from September 2014 schools should provide a programme of PSHE education for pupils, although PSHE education is not part of the revised statutory National Curriculum.

At Myrtle Park Primary School we are proud to have strong links with Coram Education. The Life Caravan is invited at the beginning of each school year and is funded by the Friends of Myrtle Park. Please follow the link to explore this resource further.

We also have strong links with the School Nursing Team, Water and Fire safety and the Police Force in order to promote safety within our changing society.