Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) Rationale
PSHE is an important part of the curriculum at Horsley, helping to prepare children for the challenges of living in a modern world. As a Church of England School, the core Christian values (e.g. friendship, compassion, generosity, etc.) are a key framework for exploring and learning about PSHE within the context of the Christian message. Pupils also receive regular curriculum-based PSHE lessons.
The school uses a number of resources for teaching the subject. The SCARF Curriculum (which stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) forms the bedrock of the PSHE Curriculum. It provides a coherent whole-school approach. It is a creative and interactive on-line curriculum, supported by an annual visit from the Coram Life Education team, who bring the PSHE curriculum to life via their mobile classroom. Further information about the SCARF curriculum can be reached via their website: https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/what-we-do/
Teachers periodically use other resources to enhance the PSHE curriculum (e.g. Stonewall and the Gloucestershire PINK Curriculum), and each year thematic days and weeks, such as anti-bullying week, Internet Safety Week, or National Autism Day, provide meaningful opportunities to enhance PSHE learning. Relationships and Sex education takes place in the summer term and teaches children, as early as possible, how to maintain healthy relationships and stay safe. Horsley currently use the Gloucestershire Syllabus for RSE.