“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”

Ralph G. Nicholas

At Hempland, we follow the PSHE Programme of Study, which promotes children’s personal, social and economic development, as well as their health and wellbeing. It helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Allchildren’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with children. We regard PSHE as a vital and integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and is at the core of our ethos; underpinning the school values ROAR; Respect, Opportunity, Ambition and Resilience.

What PSHE looks like at Hempland

At Hempland, we follow the SCARF Framework. This is mapped to the PSHE Programme of Study and promotes children’s personal, social and economic development, as well as their health and wellbeing.

Safety   Caring   Achievement   Resilience   Friendship
  • The SCARF Framework is split into 6 different units:
    1. Me and My Relationships
    2. Valuing Difference
    3. Keeping Myself Safe
    4. Rights and Responsibilities
    5. Being my Best
    6. Growing and Changing
  • Each year group teaches one unit each half term, ensuring coverage and progression.
  • We invite many visitors into Hempland to support our PSHE teaching. For example, Sustrans Stay Bright safety day and Barnados.
  • Whole school focus weeks. For example, Anti Bullying Week.

How we entwine PSHE with our Hempland school values

Respect

Children are taught the importance of respecting themselves and each other. They are taught the value of respecting cultures and beliefs different to their own, as well as being respectful and tolerant of individuals and their differences, including the LGBTQ+ community.

Opportunity

Children have many opportunities to discuss topics that they want to explore. They have the opportunity to take part in PSHE events and awareness days, as well as having visitors in to educate about different aspects of PSHE. Children have the opportunity to attend our Mindfulness club, should they wish to do so.

Ambition

We hope that our children feel ambitious about trying to tackle the ongoing issues taught within PSHE, for example bullying and equality. We want our children to grow up as strong individuals who can go into the world around them feeling passionate about trying to make the world a better place.

Resilience

We hope to develop children who value themselves and who grow to have a strong sense of self worth and confidence; always believing in themselves. We want our children to never give up at the first hurdle but to have the resilience to get back up and give things another go.

How we know our PSHE curriculum is successful

  • Children will participate in discussions; sharing their thoughts and listening to others and respecting others opinions and values.
  • Children will show real resilience and will understand that getting things wrong is not failing.
  • Children will grow up with an inclusive mindset, respecting themselves and everyone they encounter.
  • Children will work together to create an environment in which everyone feels safe, happy and accepted.
  • Children will be equipped to go into the world with an understanding of how to look after themselves both in relation to their health and mental health.