Westminster Primary School provides a thought-provoking PSHE curriculum which aims to develop children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of the world. The curriculum is underpinned by a strong focus on the teaching of British values and respect for all cultures reflected in modern Britain. Furthermore, within our curriculum we aim to build the foundations required for our children to develop the skills needed to lead a happy and fulfilling life.
We consider it vital that our children know how to conduct themselves as independent, honest and law-abiding citizens and have pride in themselves, their communities and their country. We ensure that our children are provided with a curriculum that incorporates the core themes:
1. Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities Health and Wellbeing, relationships, and living in the wider world.
2. Preparing to play an active role as citizens
3. Developing a healthier, safer lifestyle:
4. Developing good relationships and respecting the difference between people
What does PSHE look like at Westminster?
At Westminster, PSHE can take many forms. It is taught on a weekly basis for 30-40 minutes, in all classes in the form of circle-time, drama, and a range of speaking & listening activities. Children also take part in assemblies led by a range of senior leaders and teachers. Each class also receives 5-10 minute morning collective worship session. In addition, the PSHE curriculum is enforced through trips such as residential visits, preparing our children for opportunities in later life. There are additional circle time activities within the school year with a specific focus, e.g. bullying, e-safety, aspirations for the future and stranger danger.
PSHE teaching is often cross curricular, uncluding links with a wide range of other subjects (see 'Westminster Primary School PSHE/RE links document).
During their time at school, children learn to identify different emotions and understand how to deal with them and where to seek support. Our children develop their independence, use of initiative and the ability to work both independently and in co-operation with others who have different faiths and beliefs. Our pastoral team work towards reinforcing this for any children who need further support.