PHSCE Curriculum Statement

PHSCE Education can be defined as a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, PHSCE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

 PHSCE education makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils. Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 such a curriculum must:

-        Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils in the school, and

-        Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life.

The PHSCE Association’s recommended programme of study covers key stages 1 to 4 and includes a range of themes:

Health and wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the wider world.

 At Trent, we adopt a flexible approach to the Barnet Schools Wellbeing Programme and PHSCE Framework, as appropriate for our Christian values and the ages and stages of development and learning of our pupils.  A commitment to developing emotional literacy and resilience in pupils is known to increase and augment their intellectual and academic potential by enhancing attainment and achievement and by having a positive impact on behaviour at school.

 During Key Stages 1 and 2, learners gradually build on the skills, attitudes and values, knowledge and understanding they have started to acquire and develop during the Early Years Foundation Stage. PHSCE education offers learners opportunities and experiences, which reflect the increasing independence and physical and social awareness as they move through the primary phase. They learn skills to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and keep themselves safe.

You will find the Barnet PHSCE Framework (1.2MB) here.

Curriculum Map for PCHSE

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