PSHE and Wellbeing at Tithe Farm
We aim to deliver a PSHE curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child at Tithe Farm. Our curriculum aims to help pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and into adulthood. By teaching pupils how to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, we aim to tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations and improve life chances. Our PSHE curriculum links closely to the statutory guidance on Relationships and Sex Education ensuring that our children are taught the skills they need to form healthy relationships.
Central to our PSHE curriculum is pupil (and staff) wellbeing. As a community, we value creating strong attachments with our pupils; creating a safe and secure environment for learning. Pupils are taught strategies to manage their mental health and wellbeing during PSHE lessons, through assemblies and daily check ins using the Leuven Scales.
Children in our school arrive in reception with very low attainment in emotional literacy. This is evidenced through our reception baseline assessments: 38% achieving age related expectations in self-confidence; 22% achieving age related expectations in managing feelings and behaviour; and 19% achieving age related expectations in building relationships. The PSHE curriculum has been created to address this need allowing for a progression of skills and knowledge to be learnt throughout their time at Tithe Farm.
We provide our pupils with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.
Our PSHE curriculum is delivered weekly through discrete PSHE lessons; it is also embedded into other areas of the curriculum and day-to-day life of the school though: our Pegasus Award, School Council, House Captains, Eco-Warriors, visiting local care homes, residential visits, working with the town council and supporting community events.