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Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

Our Schools

Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

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About our school

PSHE

Throughout our teaching of PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) at Lealholm, Castleton and Glaisdale, we aim to provide both implicit and explicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect children’s increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the school. 

Intent 

Curriculum design, coverage and appropriateness 

  • Our intent for our PHSE approach that children need to feel safe and happy in order to learn and achieve their potential. It aims to embed safe practices as well as happiness, self-confidence and self-esteem. Fundamental British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance, Mutual Respect and Individual Liberty are explored through our approach and are also embedded across all aspects of school life, including assemblies, the curriculum and our oaths, ethos and core values. 
  • To prepare our children for life in modern Britain and the wider-world.   
  • For children to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts   
  • to identify and effectively manage different influences on health and wellbeing   

Implementation 

Curriculum delivery 

Teaching (pedagogy) 

Assessment (formative and summative)  

  • PSHE follows a rolling two-year programme based on the PSHE Association programme of study. The programme is split into three core themes.  
  • These are; Health and Well Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. It is a spiral curriculum to develop knowledge, skills and attributes where prior learning is revisited, reinforced and extended year on year.  
  • Learning opportunity are used flexibility to plan a PSHE programme according to pupil’s development, readiness and needs, and taking into account prior learning, experience and understanding.  
  • Pre and post assessments/questionnaires are used to monitor impact and progression and help to personalise the PSHE curriculum. 
  • There is built in reflection time for children to evaluate their learning. 
  • The curriculum is also informed by pupil voice based on the Growing up in North Yorkshire Survey to ensure that the curriculum is personalised for our children and meets their needs. As part of the RSE planned programme we use the following resources. KS1 use the ‘Pants’ resources from the NSPCC and KS2 use ‘I saw your Willie’ (lower KS2) and ‘Busy Bodies’ ‘Alright Charlie’ (upper KS2) resources to build knowledge and understanding around puberty and Sex Education.  
  • Children learn different strategies and acquire skills which help to develop effective relationships, assume greater responsibility and manage personal safety, both offline and online.  
  • The school Oaths promote British Values and well-being. 
  • Parents are consulted and take part in the development of the PSHE curriculum. Annual meetings are open to parents to discuss the RSE curriculum and resources used. 
  • Resilience is embedded through the school ethos, Oaths and the PSHE curriculum using resources such as ‘Feel Brave’  
  • The children learn the importance of staying safe and healthy, both physically and mentally, online and offline. 
  • Sexual health is taught as an element of health education but also within the context of healthy relationships (see RSE policy, in line with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance).   

Impact 

Attainment and progress (including national tests and assessments) 

The impact of our PSHE education is that children are open, sensitive and reflective individuals who respond and manage issues in their own lives and have a deep moral understanding of the impact of their actions on others. The children develop resilience and self- awareness so that they become independent decision makers and problem solvers, keeping themselves safe and healthyPupils use their debate skills across the curriculum, demonstrating respect and sensitivity. Pupil voice is used to monitor impact and progress based on questionnaires and the Growing up in North Yorkshire survey, including the Stirling Children’s Wellbeing scale.  

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