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Danesholme Infant Academy

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale." Hans Christen Andersen

Through the use of Early Years News and 1 Decision and Skill Builder frameworks the children at Danesholme Infant Academy become equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to be resilient, motivated, confident and to develop their individual qualities incorporating British values and SMSC.  

Working together for success our key values are to nurture self-belief, good attendance, behaviour and attitude to learning. To value each child as an individual, embracing differences and encouraging success, collaboration, communication and inclusion.  

Using the frameworks, QFT and environment we will clarify what success looks like and map out a trajectory for growth, enable the children to have a balanced understanding of strengths and weaknesses and provide opportunities for the children to master essential skills allowing them to thrive in all aspects of life.  We will develop the ability to creatively solve problems, to self-manage, to communicate effectively and work well with others – a complete approach to building skills for life. 

The  relevance of these skills will be taught by linking them to real world and by bringing a context with the use of real world problems. The learning that is taking place in DIA provides a valuable foundation for PSHE and ensures it is embedded throughout the curriculum.    

Our responsibility is to prepare our learners for the future, for transition, school and beyond.  The framework is central in terms of skills and knowledge which will be fundamental to the children’s learning journey.  At Danesholme Infant Academy we consider and support the development of the skills we believe the pupils will need to succeed at life, including what knowledge will they draw upon and importantly how we intend to ensure they receive these.  By thematic learning we support the children in developing skills such as resilience, good mental health, emotional literacy, social and employability skills, British Values, SMSC as well as an inclusive philosophy including pupil’s voice, nurturing self - belief and helping them to reflect on their roles in both the local and global community.  This will be underpinned by a secure foundation of knowledge and strategies to support this development.  At Danesholme we focus on both the factual knowledge and the acquisition of knowledge with each pupil given the opportunity to share how they feel about what they have learnt.  The children have a journal in which evidence is collected to demonstrate progress.  It is also to support the children in feeling a sense of pride, allowing them to reflect.  


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PHSE/RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)

The Department for Education published Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education in June 2019.  You can view the statutory guidance here.

We follow national guidance in this area and you can read our trust-wide policy here.

Please see below for the academy’s own PSHE/SRE policy - 2023-24