PSHE Vision Statement
A Stoke Park child
- has Respect for other people and their differences
- will Inspire others to have a positive outlook on their lives
- understands how to keep Safe and healthy
- Engages in discussions about mental wellbeing
- recognises strategies for dealing with different emotions and situations
- communicates effectively with their peers and adults
- endeavours to be the best version of themselves
At Stoke Park Junior School, PSHE is at the core of what we do and is central to our aim for all children to acquire the life skills needed to thrive. Through our PSHE curriculum we enable children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the ‘whole child’ intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. It is our belief that continual development of these areas will lead to excellence across all areas of the curriculum and beyond education into later life. With an ever-changing society, we aim to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them to be a positive role through their contribution to the school and wider community. Our vision is to enable all children, regardless of their background, ability and additional needs, to flourish and become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
Our PSHE curriculum equips children through relevant and meaningful content, and meets all the DfE requirements for Statutory Relationships and Health Education. We also recognise the importance of Sex Education, and have therefore included relevant and age-appropriate Sex Education content into our wider PSHE curriculum. PSHE is taught across all years of the school, on a weekly basis. As a school we follow the SCARF PSHE scheme. SCARF represents our values for our children of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. SCARF PSHE supports our aim of continuously promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement through the key themes of:
- Me and my Relationships
- Valuing Difference
- Keeping Safe
- Rights and Respect
- Being my Best
- Growing and Changing
In addition to weekly SCARF lessons, during the year, we provide fun, engaging and memorable PSHE Education workshops to children on variety of topics, including developing friendships and staying safe on the internet. These are often led by trained SCARF educators. We also provide resources and workshops for parents and carers, in order to enhance further children's wellbeing. We passionately support Mental Health Week in order to highlight the importance of mental health in everyone’s daily lives, and we provide a range of rich and varied activities to help promote and develop this area.
All children participate in fun, engaging, relevant and memorable PSHE lessons. They become confident to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere. They gain a clear understanding of how to stay safe, healthy and develop good relationships. Whilst developing positive behaviours, such as challenging social norms and misperceptions of peers’ engagement with risky behaviour. Our children have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society, and have a strong self-awareness, interlinked with compassion of others.