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Mrs. Marcelle Hulme - Subject Adviser
My name is Mrs. Hulme and I teach Year 4. I am Subject Leader for PSHE and the Arts.
I thoroughly enjoy social and emotional aspects of learning and how each child experiences things differently. At St. Bede's, we work hard to ensure that children understand the world around them and their unique responses to different, sometimes challenging, situations. We aim to equip our children with strategies to enable them to manage their daily lives and the expectations placed upon them.
Through the teaching of PSHE, we aim to build the essential foundations for all children to develop the skills and knowledge required to achieve their personal best. We aim to promote positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement through our curriculum so that children may experience success in later life. We provide our children with opportunities to discuss and understand how they are developing personally, while tackling the social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues of growing up in our diverse society. We believe that our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth through playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. While PSHE is entwined across all subjects of our curriculum, we believe discrete teaching of this vital knowledge and skill set will allow children to become valued members of our society in their future.
PSHE Education permeates through the curriculum in our organisation, teaching methods, school ethos, relationships, etc., and each subject area has its own contribution to make to the personal, social, health and economic development of our pupils.
The PSHE Education curriculum is delivered using the SCARF materials designed by Coram Life Education. The SCARF materials are delivered through three key themes throughout the academic year; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Areas related to RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) are delivered by a separate programme (A Journey in Love).
SCARF (which stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) provides a whole-school approach to building essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially. SCARF is a whole-school approach to promoting behaviour, safety, achievement and wellbeing.
The programmes of work have been mapped to the PSHE Association programmes of study. They are progressive and flexible in their approach, to meet the needs of pupils and offer a variety of teaching and learning styles.
Teachers demonstrate strong subject knowledge of PSHE and can confidently lead discussions to challenge and support the learning of all pupils. This knowledge allows them to plan carefully sequenced lessons with clear end points.
Children are encouraged to develop their learning through practical, discussion-based sessions, where they are encouraged to develop their understanding of the world around them. These sessions aim to develop and secure long term memory.
Each class follows a timetable of suggested half-termly units which included lessons from each of the three key themes. The units include: Me and My Relationships, Valuing Difference, Rights and Responsibilities, Being My Best, Keeping Myself Safe and Growing and Changing.
Each year group follows units of the same title, where issues are addressed progressively to build on prior learning and understanding, hence ensuring progress and deepening knowledge from Year 3 to Year 6.
Children complete pre and post unit assessments in each unit to demonstrate their development. Class Teachers gather assessments at the end of each term, based on the units covered. These assessments allow for teachers to check understanding and to inform planning.
We work with outside agencies to gather specialist knowledge and to allow children to build real life experiences which can be applied to ensure they remain safe in their everyday lives.
Children are encouraged to take an active role in promoting the emotional health and well-being of all individuals and health and safety across the school community. Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors work together with our Family Support Worker to lead initiatives across the school and well as leading whole school assemblies.
The subject leader carefully monitors PSHE to ensure high standards and expectations from staff at all times. This allows identification of ways forward and any CPD which needs to be addressed with teaching staff.
Children’s knowledge, skills, understanding and progress, as well as their engagement with learning, will be measured using a range of strategies including:
- Termly book scrutiny.
- Learning walks
- Teacher voice
- Pupil voice
- Data gathered at the end of each term
- Self/ peer evaluation
If you have any questions about PSHE at St. Bede's, please click HERE.
Below, I have attached some great links to use at home with your children. Additionally, I have detailed the intentions of PSHE at school below, how we implement our intentions and the impacts this will have on our pupils.
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