Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

'If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.... If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you!'
At Tywardreath School, we want children to leave with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active and positive role in today’s society.

We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. Our approach aims to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community.

We have a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience, and promoting respect for our environment. Our core values of respect, resilience, compassion, curiosity, ambition and community drive our clear expectations for behaviour and foster personal development and character. We have an engaging and relevant PSHE programme which aims to nurture mental and physical health.

At Tywardreath school we have mapped out a well-planned PSHE curriculum which links with RSE (Relationships, sex education)  SMSC ( Social, moral, spiritual and cultural education)  British Values, Character led education and Citizenship.

When children leave Tywardreath, they will be able to:

  • have confidence and respect in sharing their own thoughts and opinions with others.
  • have the skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe, in body and mind.
  • have an attitude of a responsible global citizen.
  • show tolerance of others beliefs, religions and life choices.
  • build positive, respectful relationships with other people.
  • Appreciate the beauty and the diversity of the world and their duty to protect it.
Our RSE teaching benefits from the use of the Lifewise programme and NSPCC resources. This curriculum has a focus on relationships, physical health, mental health well-being, British Values and safeguarding including on-line safety  with additional units on sex education, drugs education and celebrating women's history. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

In Reception we focus on families and friendships. From Year 1 children will learn the names of the body parts, the differences between males and females and the ways in which they will develop and grow. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and how to ask for help.

In KS2 the curriculum continues to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction.

We aim to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, to provide them with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
Mental Health and Well-Being
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Good mental health and wellbeing is essential for children. It helps them to learn effectively, cope with day-to-day challenges, and develop into resilient young adults. Developing mental health in children and young people is about supporting them to be self-aware and know or be able to find well-being strategies that help them develop positive mental health.

At Tywardreath school we have taken a coordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health. All classes have a 'Well being Box', which is designed to help pupils calm and self regulate. Alongside this, we have implemented a consistent set of strategies that have been taught throughout the school to help support pupils to self regulate. 

A copy of the our School Calming Strategies can be found below.