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PSHE and Values

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is a subject at the heart of our school and curriculum. We teach PSHE in a variety of ways. It is taught to every class each week as discrete lessons, but also permeates through many other lessons and activities we do. This includes assemblies, the school council, educational visits, fund raising events and involvement in community activities.


What is PSHE?


Our PSHE scheme of work covers three broad areas:

· Health and Well-Being

· Relationships

· Living in the Wider World


This includes: personal safety, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle choices, hygiene, rights and responsibilities at home, school and in the community, friendships, bullying and financial education. All of these areas help our pupils develop knowledge, understanding and skills, so they can manage their lives now and in the future in this ever-changing world, supporting their spiritual, moral, mental and physical development.


The staff and governors support the school’s policy to deliver the programme of work for Sex and Relationships Education (RSE). At Manor Leas Junior Academy this is called RSE, with the emphasis on Relationships. The focus in Years 3 and 4 is how to develop positive relationships with yourself, friends and wider circles of people. In Years 5 and 6 this is built upon with lessons on growing up and puberty, with links to life cycles in the science curriculum.

Teacher planning is supported by the use of the 1decision and Young Citizens schemes of learning.