At NRPS, PSHEE is a strength. Our PSHEE Curriculum is woven creatively through the year in a number of different ways. Through our Kodesh (Jewish Studies) teaching, the children learn core Jewish Values. The Kodesh Curriculum is strong and promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Pupils learn about, for example, friendship, respecting and valuing people and the difference between right and wrong.
Our school is strong on British Values and our last Ofsted Report in October 2017 noted " The school is effective in promoting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and preparing them for life in modern Britain."
We run a series of workshops for Year 6 on "Growing Up" with an outside speaker.
Our Year 5 and 6 classes participate in residential programmes where they develop social skills away from home.
At NRPS, outside speakers have made a valuable contribution to our PSHE education programme. We bring people in during the year to run class-based workshops on themes such as Online Safety, an Annual Remembrance Day Assembly in November, Streetwise and the CST run programmes on Street awareness and personal safety and security as well as a transition workshop for Year 6 before they move to secondary school.
In addition to the above, every Monday afternoon through the year we have an assembly where different PSHEE and RHE topics are explored. We have covered topics such as friendships and paid tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on his death aged 99.
To develop pupil responsibility and leadership, we have a number of initiatives led by the Deputy Head including the House Captain Leadership Team who have led projects such as the Social Action Project for the Homeless in January 2022.
Our economic education is often in-class activities and also delivered through assemblies as well as links with our JNF partner school in Negev Sinai, Israel. It also includes the tzedaka (charity) pupils raise during the year for things like the Jewish Care Cake Sale and other charity events including the Camp Simcha Toy Drive for sick children in hospital.
Children learn about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively. Children also learn how money plays an important part in people’s lives. Assemblies also cover economic education.
The NRPS Relationships and Health Education Curriculum can be found here https://www.nrps.co.uk/curriculum/relationships-and-health-education-rhe - There are many overlaps with PSHEE as can be seen in the RHE curriculum plan.
The PSHEE progression chart can be found here
Children collect charity money during the year in support of various causes.
Financial and Economic Education
In October 2022, HSBC came to school to deliver a Financial Education Programme as part of our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.