PSHE (and British Values)

"Many aspects of pupils’ character are developed well. Leaders encourage pupils’ sense of civic duty. Pupils’ interests and talents are nurtured by the school. Pupils learn how to be physically healthy. They learn much of what makes a healthy relationship. Pupils understand most aspects of diversity and equality. They debate issues, including spiritual and moral dilemmas, in a mature, considered way." - Ofsted, 2022

Our aim is that pupils at Willowbrook School:

  • Gain rich knowledge about how to keep themselves safe and healthy - which incorporates good mental health;
  • Develop an understanding of how to make safe and informed decisions;
  • Develop character virtues that will support them in becoming well-rounded, considerate members of society. 

PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. At Willowbrook, the PSHE provision helps our pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain. It also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential. At Willowbrook School, we have developed our own bespoke PSHE curriculum, which incorporates our four key values of Respect, Friendship, Teamwork and Excellence, as well as two additional themes: Relationships and Safety. Each half-term, classes in every year group focus on one of these themes in particular. Our whole-school story assemblies also align with these headings. 

There are four attachments below:

1. A progression map outlining the objectives we focus on in PSHE in each year group, and in each term. This document has a colour-coded key to show where British Values are taught within the PSHE curriculum.

2. For more information about what PSHE in the Early Years looks like, open the attachment called 'EYFS and NC links' or visit the curriculum overviews page to look at the EYFS themes in more detail.

3. Our whole-school story assembly cycle, which shows all the texts we share in assemblies each half-term. 

4. A more detailed overview of how a specific theme is broken down into a series of key questions across the year groups. This example is for our Autumn 1 theme of Friendship.