At Southfield Primary School we aim to create a happy, purposeful and supportive environment where children are enabled to become successful learners, develop their full potential and achieve the highest educational standards they can. Our vision statement reflects a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils in partnership with parents and the local community.
The Government’s review of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education concluded in March 2013, stating that the subject would remain non-statutory; the DfE has, however, stated in the National Curriculum Framework that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE), drawing on good practice’.
In the absence of a government programme of study we have drawn on guidance from the PSHEE Association in revising our Curriculum Framework for PSHEE to ensure that it meets the needs of our pupils in today’s changing society. The Framework identifies the key concepts and skills that underpin PSHEE education and help us to fulfil our statutory responsibility to support children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. PSHEE education is integrated into curriculum plans for science, computing, citizenship, physical education, and design and technology; and is taught as a spiral programme based on three core themes to ensure learning in PSHEE is revisited, reinforced and extended in age- and stage-appropriate contexts.