PSHE PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is at the heart of the Pegasus ethos. Our curriculum works to enable children to acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes to thrive as individuals, family members and members of the local and global community in which they live. Intent The overarching aim for PSHE education at Pegasus is to provide pupils with: Accurate and relevant knowledge; Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding that pupils can then articulate to others; Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities; The skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives. An understanding of themselves, the cahnce to build empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives. Implementation We have a bespoke curriculum developed with the materials from PSHE association curriculum as progression through the years is built into this curriculum. However, it has been specifically adapted to include the needs of children in all Pegasus schools, and Croydon’s Join Strategies Needs Assessment (JSNA). Impact Our thorough, fun and engaging approach to PSHE at Pegasus helps foster positive relationships throughout the school whilst simultaneously developing confidence and strengthening resilience in our learners. By using our new PSHE curriculum continuously throughout the school with its three stands – Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the wider world, the children develop a shared language and understanding of who they are and how they think, enabling them to take risks and face challenges head on. Our children leave Pegasus as confident, lifelong learners equipped with the tools they need to thrive in any environment. Through our curriculum Pegasus children will learn to: Have respect for themselves and others, valuing the differences and similarities between people. Develop good relationships with other members of the school and wider community. Be independent, self-disciplined and responsible members of society. Develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues. Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. Be aware of safety issues and manage risk in their own lives.