Solent Junior School

At Solent Junior School, Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), helps every child develop their moral and social conscience, navigating the wider world to stay safe.

PSHE is vital in the short term as it teaches children about themselves, others and their importance in the community, both locally and globally. In the long term, it teaches children how to be healthy and happy adults, successful in relationships and responsible, resilient citizens.

In key stage 2, we explicitly teach about health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. PSHE can be delivered through, weekly lessons, circle times, focussed school weeks, national focus days, visitors or bespoke class discussions. These discussions can be linked to personalised experiences in the class. Assemblies address relevant aspects of the PSHE curriculum, shining a spotlight on our six school values of:  respect, responsibility, friendship, teamwork, aspirations and perseverance. PSHE is interwoven throughout the school curriculum and extends to our pupil voice through our school council and eco warriors. This gives the children a platform to discuss and share ideas within their class, replicating the democracy that we live in.

By the end of year 6 we want to have a child who:

  • is empowered to make the right decisions within the context
  • is able to express themselves effectively and appropriately
  • is able to understand and accept differences in our society
  • tolerates others by showing mutual respect
  • understands there are consequences for actions
  • knows how to move on from conflict
  • is responsible for keeping themselves safe and making healthy choices
  • understands creating and maintaining positive, healthy relationships
  • knows what to do if they are feeling unhappy, unsafe or threatened