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  • Amberley Primary School,
  • East Bailey,
  • Killingworth,
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE12 6SQ
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Personal,Social, Health and Economic education at Amberley

Curriculum Intent

At Amberley Primary School we believe that Personal, Social, Health and  Economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. At Amberley, through the delivery of high quality PSHE lessons, children will gain knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they will need in order to grow into emotionally intelligent, resilient and considerate individuals and members of the community.

Amberley teaching staff use Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) themes to underpin their planning and delivery of lessons and topics. Through this, the children gain a mindful approach to their learning and this gives them a stronger understanding of the wider world outside of Amberley and Killingworth.


Curriculum Implementation

At Amberley our PSHE education is a subject which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to ensure they keep themselves safe and healthy and for them to prepare themselves for life and work in modern Britain. After interviews with children about the PHSE curriculum and what they feel it is important to learn and when, our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of Amberley pupils.

To ensure we do this our PSHE curriculum is split into three strands: Health and Well-being, Wider World Well-being and Relationships and Sex education. Each strand ensures the children learn and challenge their views on:

· Personal hygiene

· Risk-taking attitudes

· Money

· Unacceptable and acceptable physical contact

· E-Safety and safety

· First Aid

· Bullying

· Self-esteem

· Stereotypes

· Celebrating diversity

· Puberty and growing older

This curriculum is delivered through weekly lessons and either evidenced through SeeSaw or in the children’s very own ‘This is Me’ book which is a journey book for their own reflection and consideration of the topic raised within the lesson. At Amberley we are lucky to have many visitors visit our school to discuss topics such as racism, safety, bullying, anti-social behaviour outside of school and basic hygiene routines.

During year five and six the children learn and discuss puberty, menstruation and human     reproduction. As a school we are aware of the sensitivity around this subject and we give   parents/guardians a letter describing what is going to be taught, the opportunity for discussion about the lesson with the class teacher and the opportunity for the child to be not present    during the lesson.


At Amberley we are aware of the children who may need support over subjects in PSHE they may find difficult or sensitive. We have a ‘THRIVE’ practitioner who works with these children during, after or before the lesson (as appropriate) to ensure the child is feeling supported.


Curriculum Impact

At Amberley, the children have access to a progressive and varied curriculum. This allows them to challenge their views on the world and reflect on their own behaviour and behaviour of   others. We ensure our curriculum is tailored and impacts our children by regular pupil interviews where they are able to speak about PSHE and discuss their learning. Book looks are very     important in assessing the children's’ learning and the general delivery of high quality lessons.

The PSHE co-ordinator regularly attends meetings and training for subject leaders held by LA and feedbacks to the staff of new ideas and new information.


PSHE Teaching and Learning Profile

Seeing PSHE at Amberley in action:

Sharing our achievements in assembly!
Welcoming parents and carers into our classrooms.
Celebrating positive behaviour choices in assembly
Visiting our local library.
Our visitor from the local police.
Celebrating our successes during assembly.
Using our teamwork skills during PE!
Using teamwork during PE lessons!
Celebrating role model behaviour with Top Table.
Joining members of the public at a local memorial.
Speaking to local veterans at a local memorial.
Sharing lessons with our Chinese visitors.
Sharing lessons with our Chinese visitors.
Using a Kindness Checklist during the day.
Our PDSA visitor to tell us how to care for pets
Children showing their respect at a local memorial
Children showing their respect at a local memorial