Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Here is further information about our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education provision at Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain.
At Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE) is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. PSHEE enables our children to become independent and responsible members of society by teaching them about their rights and responsibilities and by approaching the many moral, social and cultural issues that they will face in the wider world, in a safe and supported environment. Through our wider school ethos, children are encouraged to develop their self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
- Promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- Equip pupils to develop a confidence in sharing their own thoughts and opinions
- Teach our pupils about personal safety (online and offline) and ensure pupils know how to get help if needed and where to find it
- Deepen our pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the law and mutual respect and tolerance
- Celebrate the differences between people and appreciate the cultures that our diverse community can offer
- Foster high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible with a growth mind-set
- Prepare pupils for their next progression step and an ever-changing wider society
- Develop their knowledge and emotional intelligence in order to understand today’s diverse society
- Nurture mental and physical health
- Respect others and discuss issues sensitively, thinking critically and developing relationship skills
- Reflect on opportunities and influences (such as from peers, media, culture) that may shape attitudes
Our scheme of work (which follows the Ealing primary PSHE scheme of work) reflects the needs of our pupils. The scheme of work is split into three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Teachers are expected to use the school’s unit sequence to create lessons that follow this scheme of work, so that themes are progressive as the children move throughout the school. We believe that PSHEE plays a vital part of primary education and is taught weekly.
- Ensure that staff promote the use ‘Y Gornel Gymorth’, or ‘Support Corner’ in English, which is a space with a clear range of strategies and tools available for the children
- Teach children how to regulate their emotions through the Zones of Regulation
- Teach engaging, topical and relevant lessons once per week based on the school’s PSHEE scheme of work
- Ensure that personal, social, health and economic development in encouraged across all areas of learning and experience where relevant
- Give children time to reflect on and record their thoughts and opinions
- Take part in regular events which promote spiritual, moral and cultural development and help to fundraise for the wider community
- Hold weekly assemblies to meet as a collective group to learn about and discuss important issues – ‘Jeans for Genes Day’, ‘International Day of Democracy’, ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’ and ‘international women’s day’ amongst many others
- Hold weekly class assemblies to tackle concerns and thoughts, discuss upcoming events and to reward and celebrate pupils in connection with the Four Purposes
- Deliver regular and up-to-date training on Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity and Online Safety
As a result of our progressive PSHEE scheme of work, children are healthy and responsible members of society, are willing and able to collaborate, have a growth mind-set and respect British Values. Children leave Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain with self-confidence and a sense of self-worth as they approach the next stage of their education.
The impact of our PSHEE scheme of work is measured by:
- Children using respectful language to each other, adults and in the wider community
- Children effectively using a range of strategies, alongside ‘Y Gornel Gymorth’ and Zones of Regulation to recognise, understand and manage their emotions
- Children recognising and applying British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, the Law and Liberty
- Children who are able to discuss ways in which to maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Children demonstrating self-confidence and self-esteem
- Children understanding how diverse our society is and respecting and valuing this diversity
- Assessment for Learning opportunities throughout lessons
- Outcomes of children’s learning in the PSHEE floor books
Assessment within PSHEE lessons includes questioning, observation and the monitoring of participation. Learning objectives allow teachers to be mindful of the assessment opportunities within lessons. This ensures that pupils are building on their skills and knowledge over time. Opportunities for self and peer assessment are embedded.
Please go to our Policies page to read our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Policy.