At Ashcroft we deliver the PSHE curriculum by utilising first-hand experience and sharing good practice. It is the responsibility of every staff member to do this by being a role model and having high expectations of our children. We believe PSHE to be integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become a positive citizen in a forever changing community.
Our children have the opportunity to be School/Class Councillors, Prefects, Playground Buddies, Library Monitors and Eco Monitors. It is positive roles, such as these, that help children to develop self-worth from a young age.
At Ashcroft we believe that PSHE plays a vital part of infant education and needs to be taught at least weekly; although there will also be ample opportunity to make cross curricular links. There are always occasions where staff may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue which has arisen in their own class. PSHE is also an important part of our school assemblies and collective worship were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
The delivered curriculum (Entrust scheme of work) reflects the needs of our pupils and is tailored to meet specific needs. The teachers use the PSHE programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.