Curriculum – PSHE
At Beaminster St Mary’s we follow a two-year cycle in PSHE. All of our subjects include the same curriculum drivers, these are:
- We aspire for pupils to embrace challenge with a growth mindset and show curiosity, independence and resilience in all that they do.
- We aspire for pupils to become wise, respectful learners.
- We aspire for pupils to become emotionally mature with a depth of language that enables them to share ideas effectively.
- We aspire for pupils to become emotionally literate, tolerant, and appreciative of an ever-changing global environment.
At Beaminster St Mary’s Academy, we aim to promote pupil’s personal, social, spiritual and health education, as well as their emotional development and well-being. We build on statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum and in statutory guidance and follow the ‘SCARF’ scheme of work to provide consistency throughout our school, support staff with subject knowledge and reduce teacher workload. We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community. This enables them to learn life skills to assist their personal, spiritual and physical growth. We explore the changes that everyone undergoes to deal with today’s society and give pupils an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being an outstanding citizen.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. In addition, our PSHE curriculum incorporates an age-appropriate understanding of RSE, as set in the statutory guidance, enabling all children to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives.
At Beaminster St Mary’s Academy, we believe the impact of our PSHE teaching provides cultural capital for our children to become educated citizens of the world.