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Caldecote CE Academy

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Our Intent:


At Caldecote CE Academy, PSHE is at the core of what we do to enable our children to become independent, confident and successful members of society. The PSHE curriculum complements our principles of pastoral care and is integral to our inclusive and positive ethos. 

Our school vision 'CARING' is enhanced by the PSHE curriculum and the day to day care and support offered to all of our children and families. 


Through our whole school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that confidence in these areas will support our children to be in a positive place mentally, physically, socially and emotionally to thrive and as a result, learn more and know more as they move through our school. Our approach equips our children to be ready to move to the next phase of their education and to celebrate their successes but also tackle the challenges and ups and downs of life.


Our curriculum provides our children with relevant content, supported with a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever changing society, we are able to provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community. 


Weaving throughout all of our curriculum is a commitment to enhancing and promoting our Christian and British Values. 


Our Implementation:


At Caldecote we have chosen to use the 1 decision PSHE Scheme to support our whole-school approach. Our curriculum is fully inclusive and ensures that all children can take a full part in the subject and benefit from the essential knowledge and skills. 


'The 1decision resources have been developed over the past 11 years and were created by specialists working together with schools, and most importantly, children. All our materials have received the Quality Mark from the PSHE Association, which means that schools and parents can be assured that they include the very best practice as part of a whole-school approach to keeping children safe, happy, and healthy.

The 1decision platform has been designed to be interactive, fun, and engaging for your child. At its core are a series of short film clips with alternative endings, which encourage children to consider the consequences of different decisions.

Our resources allow children to develop essential skills, knowledge, and vocabulary to manage different influences and pressures in their lives and to make safe and informed choices. Teachers and children use these films alongside pupil workbooks and on-screen lesson guides to explore various topics in a safe and supportive learning environment.'


From September 2023, we began our journey with Making Me, an emotional literacy programme that is delivered across the school.  The children are able to identify a range of emotions, the situations in which these emotions may arise, and the physical manifestations of these.  The range of emotions increases as they move through the school.  We also have a member of staff trained in the DESTY programme and an ELSA. 


The Impact of our provision:

At Caldecote we aim to support all our children to understand the importance of PSHE, Relationship and Health Education (RHE) and to use the knowledge, skills and experiences they have had to contribute positively to their lives whilst at Caldecote and in the future as they move through life and within our communities. 


By teaching our children to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our children have a deep understanding of other people's lives, cultures and heritage. 


We are proud of the PSHE work we do at Caldecote, as evidenced through our happy children who are confident and independent. 


Our aim to is to always ensure that children feel safe, loved and valued and our programme of PSHE and the wider pastoral support mechanisms allow our children to have aspirations and a knowledge that the world is their oyster and they can choose any path in life that they wish. 


Through our PSHE curriculum, our children leave at the end of year 4 with the tools they need to succeed, keep themselves safe and thrive.


We measure the impact of our PSHE, we have a range of strategies to monitor and review the quality of teaching and learning. This includes, looking at children's work, talking to children about what they have learned and remembered, working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure quality of delivery, adaptions to the lesson where needed and reviewing the provision to ensure it remains up to date and relevant to our children.



PSHCE overview 6 themes