At Sele First School, we see Personal Development as the golden thread that runs through all areas of our curriculum and school life to prepare our children for life beyond school.
Our PSHE curriculum allows children to explore and develop knowledge, skills and expertise
which they can apply now as well as preparing them for opportunities, responsibilities and
experiences in the future. The Programme of Study enhances children’s spiritual, moral,
social and cultural development and is divided into three key topics – Health and Wellbeing,
Relationships and Living in The Wider World. Interwoven into these key topics, children
access age-appropriate lessons inline with the statutory Relationships and Sex Education
curriculum. Our curriculum is regularly reviewed to reflect the rapidly changing world in
which our children are living in.
Throughout their time at Sele First School, children are provided with a wide range of rich
opportunities across all curriculum areas to develop their confidence, resilience and
independence. The personal development of our children is a high priority and the extra-
curricular provision across school allows for this development whilst children can also
pursue their talents and interests.
Through our PSHE curriculum, we want to develop and deepen the children’s understanding
of the values of democracy, liberty and the rule of law through mutual respect and
tolerance. We want children to make wise decisions that guide their behaviour so that they
are able to cooperate with others within the diverse society of modern Britain. In all aspects
of school life, we celebrate our differences and what makes everyone unique, within our
school and the wider community.
In addition to discrete, year group specific PSHE lessons, we have whole school units of work
throughout the year. For example, Pantosaurus Day, Family Diversity (using Stone Wall
texts), Human Rights Fortnight and Fairtrade Fortnight. These give children access to a wide
range of opportunities to help develop their skills and knowledge.
Friday 13 October 2023 Pantosaurus Day On Friday, children across school engaged with activities to help them understand the PANTS rule, developed by NSPCC. They learned the acrostic poem, sang the pantosaurus song and participated in discussions about appropriate and inappropriate touch, secrets, trusted adults and their bodies belonging to them.
To read more, click the links below for our policies and curriculum documents.