Curriculum – PSHE and RSHE

At Seaham Trinity Primary school we believe that all children have the right to be healthy, stay safe, and achieve economic well-being. PSHE is an important factor in achieving these goals. PSHE is central to the life of the whole school and forms the foundations for its relationships within the community.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Seaham Trinity Primary school; through the PSHE curriculum to equip students with the mechanisms and life skills which will be of use to them at the present time or at various times throughout their lives. PSHE will provide students with the skills and information which will inform, educate and provide them with the knowledge to protect themselves from various risks. It is our aim that our students have the ability to make informed decisions to protect their personal well-being as well as develop their sense of respect and tolerance. At Seaham Trinity Primary school this is facilitated through a holistic model of Personal and Social development that encourages pupils to engage in open debate, and focuses on the importance of making the right choices and reflecting on the consequences of their own actions and the actions of others. Seaham Trinity Primary School recognises its responsibility in promoting pupils Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development. The Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHCE) education programme forms an integral part of how the school meets this responsibility. The cornerstone of our personalised PSHCE curriculum is centred on the wellbeing of the whole child.

Aims of PSHCE

  • To promote mutual respect by providing all pupils with the necessary skills to develop their understanding of the responsibility of the individual towards others and the environment.
  • To promote tolerance and acceptance within our diverse community and the wider world.
  • To promote economic well-being and financial capabilities.
  • To encourage and support pupils to make sensible choices.
  • To encourage debate and discussion on a variety of topics.
  • To promote democracy by involving pupils in their own learning by making sure their voice is heard through the choices they are given and make, and the attitudes that they display.
  • To provide a good understanding of how to stay safe and the importance of their own personal safety in relation to drugs, alcohol, sex and relationships and mental health issues.
  • To develop an understanding of individual liberty by promoting the rights of the individual and the responsibilities of the individual.
  • To develop an understanding of the rule of law and the British judiciary system and its importance within our society.

Statement of Intention

Seaham Trinity will endeavour to provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils by:

  • promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils at the school.
  • preparing pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
  • promoting children’s and young people’s well-being (wellbeing is defined in the Children’s Act 2004 as the promotion of physical and mental health; emotional wellbeing; social and economic well-being; education, training and recreation; recognition of the contribution made by children to society; and protection from harm and neglect.)
  • promoting community cohesion (Education and Inspections Act 2006 (Education Act 2002).Personal, Social, Health and Education

The PSHE education programme contributes to the work of other areas of the school by enabling pupils to develop their resilience and enquiry skills and supports pupils to build on their, self-esteem, and self-confidence. It enables pupils to distinguish between right choices and to accept responsibilities and show initiative.

Our PSHE/RSHE  Coordinators are Miss Clayton and Miss Yuill.