At Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our children to become emotionally and physically healthy, independent, and responsible members of a society. Through explicit and implicit teaching PHSE aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We teach our pupils how to engae in healthy relationships and how to stay emotionally and physically healthy. In doing so our children are aware of breaking cycles in order to better themselves in and out of school, knowing they always have a choice. We target the effects of disadvantage and overcome the challenges and barriers this potentially brings for our children. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. We aim for our children to know that every human counts, no matter what circumstances they may find themselves in. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community, building lasting relationships with adults and children around them.
PSHE is implemented across the school in three ways – through targeted pastoral work, explicit and implicit teaching. Sometimes our children need to be explicitly taught the PSHE curriculum – teaching them through an allocated time slot in order to develop their knowledge of Personal, Social and Health Education. However, many aspects of PSHE are implicitly taught through our assemblies, behaviour policy, conversations and 'How we do it here!' Through our extensive PSHE curriculum, our pupils have access to the exact teaching they need to help develop them personally, socially and emotionally. We follow the PSHE Association's suggested scheme of work but also ensure it contains the breadth of education that our pupils need.
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