Hello, I am Mrs Walker and I lead PSHE across the school. PSHE is extremely important to us all at Portsdown and it is highly valued.
We are very excited this year, as in November, Jenny Mosley will be coming into school to train staff in facilitating circle time. Circle time is used to help develop positive relationships between children. It aims to give them tools to engage with and listen to each other.
The PSHE programme of study has three strands— health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Schools are expected to cover all three but it will be mandatory for all schools to deliver health education and relationships and sex education (or 'relationships education' in primaries) by 2020. You can find this updated document on this page.
I am particularly passionate about raising the aspirations of children by bringing careers to life, broadening horizons, rather than narrowing options. This year we are going to link learning to different careers, challenge stereotypes and introduce real people. We have an aspirations week in January and I will be keeping you posted about this.