Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education
At Dunton Green we inspire our children through a meaningful PSHE curriculum that enables children to be healthy; both physically and mentally, independent and responsible members of their local and global communities.
Our PSHE curriculum incorporates Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Health Education and Spiritual Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education. Children at Dunton Green are supported to understand and maintain healthy, respectful relationships, including online. Our RSE education is positively inclusive in terms of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, culture, age, religion or belief or other life-experience. Children are taught about mental wellbeing; we know that many children will experience challenges either now or in the future and we ensure that our children have the understanding and resilience to respond appropriately. Children at Dunton Green understand the fundamental British Values (Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance) and are taught to become fair, tolerant and confident adults in a forever challenging world. Our children are given opportunities to embed their knowledge about how to be physically and mentally healthy; children learn how to cook a range of healthy meals and take part in our daily mile initiative. Our children understand wider health issues including the importance of rest and appropriate screen time. PSHE lessons include discussions and debates and exploring key themes such as road safety and economic well-being. During PSHE lessons, teachers are mindful of every child’s sense of well-being and consider the implications of our safeguarding policy. Visitors such as emergency services and the school nurse complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning. Assemblies are planned to cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school; such as how to keep safe in the sun.
In EYFS and Year 1 children use floor books to record their responses to and progress in PSHE sessions. In KS2 the children use reflective journals to record their responses in a more personal way.