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Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

September 2020 was a key date for PSHE education.  Although always highly valued, the curriculum was recognised as a statutory subject with the introduction of The DFE ‘Relationship and Health Education.’

At Stepgates Community School, we value the role of PSHE to support the children in the classroom, the wider aspects of school and in their local community. We recognise the importance of supporting children to acquire these important knowledge and social and emotional skills and how this also supports children’s learning in all aspects of the curriculum. We recognise the world is changing rapidly and we see the importance of these skills for the children now, and to equip them with the skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions for life.

We are aware the PSHE curriculum must reflect and meet the needs of our pupils and our community. We teach at an age appropriate level and consider the needs of each cohort and the needs of pupils who have Special Educational Needs.

We work to promote the school values of respect, pride, compassion, integrity, resilience and courage within the PSHE lessons as well as British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.