At Rye Oak the expectation is that PSHE is taught discretely for the minimum of 30 minutes, ideally 45 minutes every week, following the progression of skills.

PSHE is a subject that is at the core of our teaching, and issues that arise wil be dealt with in this way.

There are three core schemes as part of our PSHE currcculum:

Core theme 1: Relationships

In key stages 1 and 2, pupils should be taught:

  • how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  • how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  • how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

Core theme 2: Living in the Wider World

In key stages 1 and 2, pupils should be taught:

  • about respect for the self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  • about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as  citizens
  • about different groups and communities
  • to respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
  • about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  • about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
  • how money plays an important part in people’s lives
  • a basic understanding of enterprise.

Core theme 3: Health and Wellbeing

In key stages 1 and 2, pupils should be taught:

  • what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  • how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  • about managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
  • how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
  • how to respond in an emergency
  • to identify different influences on health and wellbeing.