PSHE at Ormiston South Parade Academy includes Relationship Education, Relationship and Sex Education and Health Education.  These elements are compulsory from September 2020 with the exception of Sex Education, which is optional, however, we will continue to deliver this at OSPA to offer a comprehensive curriculum.  PSHE at OSPA aims to provide children with a spiral curriculum of both content and skills.  It is designed in a way that topics are revisited throughout the key stages to ensure that children’s understanding and skills can be developed at an age appropriate stage that they are able to understand and relate to.  This approach enables pupils to grow in confidence through the discussions, debates and exploration of the current issues that are addressed.  We want children to develop skills in personal and social effectiveness, managing risks and decision making and becoming the very best role model to society that they can be.  By the time children leave OSPA, our aim is to have equipped children with the skills and knowledge to keep them safe in the wider world.  This will ensure that children are well informed and confident with making those next steps into adolescents and then later on into adulthood.

The Delivery

At the start of each academic year, children create a set of class rules and expectations with their new teacher to ensure that everyone is respected and valued, listened to and has a voice.  We create an atmosphere where children can talk openly about topics, their feelings, experiences and what is important to them in their lives at that time.  We recognise that children have to feel emotionally secure and happy in their environment to reach their potential in other subjects, which is why such importance is placed on building solid relationships with all of our pupils.

OSPA has recently invested in a scheme of work called ‘My Life’. We have used this along with the expertise of teaching staff, local data and the knowledge and backgrounds of our children to develop a curriculum that we feel is well suited to the children in our school.  Below highlights how the curriculum is organised:

In KS1 the children will cover 5 topics in each year group and in KS2 the children will cover 6 topics in each year group.

The topics covered are as follows and these lessons are delivered through a range of activities, including                  quizzes, discussions, drama, games and art. The topics may not necessarily be delivered in this order as teachers will decide how best to organise the topics to link in with the teaching of other subjects and the needs of the children in their class.

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
New BeginningsGrowth MindsetResilience and ReflectionHuman RightsEmotional and Mental HealthDrugs and Alcohol Education
Feelings and Special PeopleDifferent Types of FamiliesSafety OnlineRespect, falling out and making upBereavement and LossRelationships and Sex Education
Staying SafeHealthy BodiesExerciseNutrition and Dental HealthBody ImageE-Safety and Social Media
Healthy MeFeeling IncludedWhat I likeEmergency SituationsPubertyAnti-social behaviour and the role of the police and the law
 CRL & Money mattersHealthy MindsStereotypesMoney MattersChanges in FriendshipYSA: Global Sustainable Development Goals
 Social Action: All around us    Caring for the Environment and Social ResponsibilityYSA: Being part of a community Fake News 
    YSA: Life in plastic   

The curriculum is progressive and similar topics across the year groups build on from previous learning.

Please Note: We will continue to work with ‘Big Talk’ (Sex Education programme) to deliver Sex Education across the year groups at an age appropriate level.  In addition to this, Year 6 will have extra topic time to ensure there are no misconceptions before entering secondary school.