Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
PSHE is an important and necessary part of all pupils' education. PSHE helps children to understand the world around them and broadens their appreciation of people, faith, cultures and their own bodies. As well as developing their awareness, they will discover the skills to navigate the world beyond their local community and to engage as global citizens.
PSHE provides a platform for children to make sense of their own lives, the lives of the people in their community and of those globally. It enables children to develop empathy and cultural knowledge and promotes British Values: respect, tolerance, individual liberty, democracy and the rule of law.
PSHE is central to all aspects of pupil learning at Heron Park Academy, both in the classroom and beyond. It is taught both as timetabled lessons and across the school day; it is very much part of every aspect of school life. PSHE education helps children and young people to stay safe, healthy and prepared for life's opportunities.
Heron Park Primary Academy aspires for all pupils to leave Year 6 ready to fully participate in the world around us as they prepare to live, study and work beyond our community. We want our children to have the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to flourish in their surroundings. These skills will help prepare children to take on the world with passion and certainty.
PSHE is taught using the Aurora Academies Trust (AAT) Wellbeing curriculum. Each year group has a key question to answer each term. These questions are from the following curriculum themes:
* Health and Wellbeing
* Living in the wider world
The Wellbeing progression document outlines the curriculum themes, questions and children's outcomes for each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. The curriculum themes are revisited across year groups and key stages. This document ensures that all the statutory guidance on relationships education and sex education (RSE) and health education is covered by the end of Key Stage 2