PSHE and Wellbeing
At Streatham Wells, we believe that In order for children to embrace the challenges of creating happy and successful adult lives, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of PSHE helps pupils develop resilience, and to know how and when to ask for help.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
PSHE at Streatham Wells develops children as healthy individuals and considerate citizens who understand their emotions, form healthy relationships, manage risks and make informed decisions. It also aims to prepare children for life in modern Britain.
PSHE is an essential part of our weekly teaching timetable and our PSHE curriculum covers all aspects of the statutory guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (2020).
We take a whole-school approach to PSHE teaching, with years 1 to 6 covering the same unit of work at the same time. Content is revisited and built upon year-on-year, allowing children to develop their emotional literacy, understanding of themselves and others, and ability to respond to challenges as they grow and progress through the school.
The six topics covered over the course of the school year are as follows:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Respect for All
- Dreams and Goals
As part of our school-wide commitment to mental health and wellbeing, our PSHE lessons incorporate whole-class mindfulness activities, designed to encourage children to be aware of their thoughts and feelings, and opportunities for personal reflection.