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Intent

Our intention is that, when children leave Diamond Academy, they do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active role in today’s society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.

What do we want for our pupils?

  • Develop a confidence in sharing their own thoughts and opinions with others
  •  Develop skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe
  •  Develop an attitude of a responsible global citizen
  • To show tolerance of others beliefs, religions and life choices.
  •  To build positive, respectful relationships with other people

Implementation

The curriculum is split into three core themes of:  Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.  The children will meet these themes throughout the course of the year and the themes are built upon as the children move through school.

Through the programme of study the children should have a good balance of these overarching concepts: 

  • Identity
  • Relationships
  • A healthy, balanced lifestyle,
  • Identification of risk and safety
  • Diversity and equality
  • Rights, responsibilities and consent
  • Change and resilience
  • Power
  • Career

At Diamond Academy we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of primary education and needs to be taught at least weekly; although there will also be opportunity to make cross curricular links and these opportunities should not be missed. This enables staff to ensure full coverage of the PSHE scheme of work. There are always occasions where staff may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in their own class.

PSHE is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.

PSHE is an important part of school assemblies and collective worship were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.

Impact

By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • Be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • Be on their way to becoming healthy, open-minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • Appreciate difference and diversity
  • Recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • Be  able to understand and manage their emotions
  • Be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • Be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  •  Understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  •  Have respect for themselves and others.
  •  Have a positive self-esteem