PSHCE – Curriculum information

At Ganton School we believe in a mindful approach to PSHE Education – teaching pupils to be aware of their thoughts and feelings, at an appropriate level, in relation to the curricular content and in their daily lives. The PSHE curriculum integrates personal, social, health and economic learning with an emphasis on emotional well-being, spiritual and moral development and an understanding of British Values. PSHE Education at Ganton School aims to help children to know and value themselves and relate positively to others in an ever-changing world; it promotes physical well-being, growing independence and an understanding of rights and responsibilities.

PSHE Education is a planned programme of school and community based learning opportunities and experiences that deal with real life issues children and young people deal with as they grow up. It embraces disability; both coping with this and promoting positive views of different lives. Although PSHE Education is not statutory we believe that it can have a real impact on the physical and psychosocial well-being of pupils and create a virtuous circle whereby pupils with better health and well-being can achieve more and be more successful in life regardless of their barriers. For those children with more complex health or emotional needs the school will draw on multiagency support as appropriate.

Essentially there are two strands:

PERSONAL WELL-BEING incorporating:

  • Sex and relationships education
  • Drug and alcohol education
  • Emotional health and well-being
  • Diet and healthy lifestyles
  • Safety education

ECONOMIC WELL-BEING incorporating:

  • Careers education, information, advice and guidance
  • Work-related learning
  • Enterprise education
  • Financial capability

Pathway 3

  • Recognising and applying knowledge of healthy food options in the community. Preparing simple healthy foods independently
  • Know and use the correct equipment safely, at the correct time, and in the correct place to keep clean including body, hair, teeth and clothes
  • Follow an appropriate exercise routine and understand the impact exercise has on the body
  • Assume some responsibility in managing their own medical conditions including the safe storage and use of equipment and medicines
  • Recognises risks associated with the internet, relationships, road safety and drugs and is able to minimise risks in the community and at home
  • To know how to safely use and access independent travel options
  • To be an effective member of the local community and have influence on community outcomes
  • To have a greater understanding of the changes that occur in their own bodies and those of others. Recognising the human lifecycle and how this impacts on their development.

Pathway 2

  • Recognising healthy foods from a given choice. Preparing simple healthy foods with support
  • Identify the correct equipment, time and place to keep body, hair, teeth and clothes clean and work with support staff to complete simple hygiene routines
  • Follow an exercise routine with support and understand the value of daily exercise.
  • Know about their own medical conditions and how it is managed
  • Recognises risk and works with an adult to minimise risk
  • To know how to use public transport in the correct manner safely with some support
  • To have self confidence in their ability to know how to be a positive member of the local community
  • To understand that their bodies go through changes and that the human lifecycle has an impact on their bodies.

Pathway 1

  • The Pupil is able to maintain some level of independence when Eating and Drinking
  • The pupil shows awareness of the importance of Hygiene routines including bathing and dental hygiene
  • Exercise and physical management including relaxation therapies are accepted and understood at some level
  • Medical routines are accepted
  • To know they belong to a community
  • To know about changes that happen to their bodies.

Further information:

‘The curriculum offers a wealth of enrichment activities which are highly valued by
pupils and parents and carers.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Staff use signing, symbols, photographs and objects of reference to communicate effectively with those pupils who need additional support to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils take part in a strong work experience and work-related learning programme.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils rise to the challenges that you set, and their learning is rarely disrupted.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils run the school shop and staff cafeteria, enabling them to use their literacy and numeracy skills in a practical setting.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils take part in local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

OFSTED comments

‘The school council is
especially active and members are particularly proud of the role they played in improving school meals..’…

OFSTED comments

‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils respect each other, display good manners and work together successfully.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Leaders have introduced a new approach to assessment. This enables leaders to check pupils’ progress from their starting points more effectively.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school continues to go from strength to strength.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Leaders have continued to develop the school’s curriculum since the last inspection.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils spoke
enthusiastically about learning outside of school and their visits to local museums, the Humber Bridge, local cafes and to the cinema.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupil Premium is targeted to improving pupils’ communication skills through investment in specialist equipment and software.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and take great pride in their work.’…

OFSTED comments

‘Leaders have carried out a detailed review of the curriculum pathways for pupils.’…

OFSTED comments

‘There is a strong emphasis on personalisation of the curriculum, the development of pupils’ communication skills, independence skills and preparation for life after school.’…

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