Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent, Impact, Implementation
The Intent of our PSHE Curriculum  
At Ovingham CE First School, we believe that a high quality PSHE education equips our pupils with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and become responsible members of society. PSHE is an important part of school life where children’s spiritual, moral, social and curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured, helping pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world and their ability to communicate their own feelings. It enables pupil to explore the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold and understand the importance of respecting themselves and others.  
Our pupils will: 
  • understand the importance of their own mental health and well-being and have confidence in their own ability
  • understand the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships and relationships
  • understand the importance of playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community
  • develop a healthy, safe lifestyle with the ability to make informed decisions and show resilience
  • be able to work collaboratively with others, respecting when the views of others are different to their own
  • treat others with kindness, consideration and respect, understanding the importance of honesty, permission seeking and personal privacy
  • to explore, clarify and if necessary, challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
How we Implement our Curriculum 

At Ovingham CE First School we use the programme of study produced by the PSHE Association to support our planning, teaching and assessment. This focuses on three core themes; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Teachers assess pupil’s progress using the PSHE Association guidelines, whilst pupil voice provides a measure of the children’s understanding.

We encourage children to demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty to their daily lives. We enable them to have a healthy outlook towards school and an increased awareness of mental well-being.  As a result, children will be able to achieve success across the wider curriculum.

Alongside weekly lessons, many aspects of PSHE are covered through daily discussions about real life contexts, whole school events and visitors into school. Last year we took part in Internet Safety Day, Fairtrade Fortnight, Switch Off Fortnight, Careers Week, Community Week and Road Safety Days. We also had visitors from the police, fire service, mountain rescue, RNLI and NSPCC and all children received certified first aid training.

Our School Council members play a vital part in school and encourage their peers to share ideas, thoughts or concerns about school life. They have carried out questionnaires about topics such as Fairtrade and led an assembly on this to support pupils' understanding, receiving the FairAware Award for their effort. They also lead charity events such as Macmillan Coffee Morning and the Children’s Cancer Run, understanding the importance of having a positive impact on the wider community.

The Impact of our PSHE Curriclum 

Children are nurtured, happy and resilient at Ovingham CE First School. They understand the importance of their own mental health and well-being and have confidence in their own ability and their career and life goals. Our pupils will move forward into the world as happier, confident young people who do not shy away from issues affecting their lives, but know how to best manage them either themselves, or who to turn to in order to seek help. They understand the importance of having a positive impact on the wider community and are able to work with and respect the views of others.