Subject leader: Miss Delaney 


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What is PSHE? 
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is where pupils learn to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.  These skills and attributes help pupils to to manage many of the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.  They learn to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life and work in modern Britain  so that they can thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.   
What does PSHE look like at Pennoweth?  
At Pennoweth, our PSHE education curriculum works within the framework created by the guiding principles of our 'Pennoweth DNA'.  We firmly believe that to be in the best place to progress, children need to feel safe, loved and able to take responsibility for their own learning. This underpins our everyday working practices, therefore making PSHE core to the culture and ethos of our school.   To ensure that it meets the needs the needs of our pupils, our PSHE education programme fully covers, but is not limited to, statutory requirements.  This is reviewed regularly to ensure that it follows the latest guidance. 
PSHE is delivered primarily through 'Lifewise PSHE and Activity Programme'.  Also, as vocabulary is the key to unlocking communication, we work to ensure that children know the importance and power of their words through our 'Culture of the Heart' programme.  
Pennoweth DNA
Culture of the Heart
What will my child experience through PSHE at Pennoweth
PSHE is delivered across the school through weekly timetabled lessons as well as through integrated project work or discrete mini-project units.    In addition, PSHE is delivered through educational visits (including residential camps for Years 2 - 6), assemblies, visitor workshops and activities such as Circle Time and Forest School.  Each child is a member of a 'Pennoweth Tribe' and participates in a range of activities and events throughout the year, such as sports events and curriculum quizzes.  Children also participate in local community events such as Crofty MAT inter-school competitions, and local parades and celebrations such as: Murdoch Day, St Piran's Day, The Redruth Pasty Festival, Redruth Christmas Lights Parade and Redruth Learning Group Dance Event.  
What knowledge, understanding and skills will my child develop through PSHE at Pennoweth
Pupils learn about developing and maintaining positive relationships, healthy lifestyles, personal finance, staying safe (including E-Safety), and to reflect on current and future aspirations. They develop their knowledge and understanding of how society is governed and their rights and responsibilities within it. Pupils are encouraged to contribute positively to all areas of school life and the wider community, and experience the process of democracy through the School Council and Eco-Council.  Each year group from Year 1 to Year 6 undertake the Christopher Winter Project for Drugs and Alcohol Education, and Relationships Education as recommended by Cornwall Healthy Schools. 
What do our pupils think about PSHE at Pennoweth?
Freddie (KS1)
'I loved playing fun games whilst learning about things  like Fire Safety and Road Safety and signs. We talked about it at home and my mum taught me some more too!'
Ivy (KS2)
'I like learning about different feelings and knowing how to solve tricky things.' 
Piran (KS2)
'PSHE helps me learn about feelings like happiness and sadness and how to cope with them so I can build friendships and I know what to do if they go a bit wrong.' 
Useful Websites and Links
Have a look at the websites below to find out more about PSHE and things to do with your child at home.  These are all external websites, which the school has no control over.
BBC Bitesize PSHE KS1
  BBC Bitesize PSHE KS2
Online Safety