PSHE - The Oakmeadow Way

At Oakmeadow, we believe that a high quality Personal, Social, Health and Economic education is fundamental for every child. Providing a well-balanced and holistic curriculum is paramount to ensure that Oakmeadow children are healthy and happy. Our curriculum has been designed to meet the Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs of our children and follows the Kapow PSHE and RSE scheme. We also intertwine this with our Children's Health Project, Zones of Regulation and other areas of the curriculum. Children will develop an essential toolkit which will have a positive impact on themselves, our school and the wider community. PSHE in Oakmeadow will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes each child needs to manage their lives, now and in the future.

PSHE Overview

Fostering and developing the ‘whole child’ is a central philosophy at Oakmeadow. We believe PSHE is a valuable part of our curriculum and therefore, honour this by giving it the time and commitment it deserves. We only thread elements of PSHE into all of our studies where meaningful links can be made. We will equip children to take more responsibility for their learning, their personal health choices and their relationship choices. We aim to encourage our young people to actively engage themselves in their school community, their local and wider communities. We are teaching our children to understand and regulate their own emotions which directly impacts on their positive mental health development. Our ultimate goal is to promote active and responsible citizenship and to produce resilient, honest, happy and caring young people.

We will achieve this through:

  • Fostering self-esteem, self-awareness and a sense of moral responsibility.

  • Exploring how our society and the wider world is organised and governed.

  • Learning to regulate our own emotions and recognise how this can impact on our mental wellbeing.

  • Discussing how pupils can safeguard themselves through raising an awareness of their own spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development.

  • Preparing children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

  • Imparting the skills to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

  • Helping children to develop the language of health. 
  • Mrs Naomi Done

    PSHE Lead