Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHEE)
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 make a valuable contribution by bringing a wide range of expertise and life experiences to the PSHE education programme. We bring people in during the year to run class-based workshops on themes such as E -Safety / Safer Internet, NSPCC - Speak Out, Stay Safe, The Power of One - Anti Bullying pledge signing board and an Annual Remembrance Day Assembly in November. Streetwise and the CST run programmes on Street awareness and personal safety and security.
In addition to the above, every Monday afternoon through the year we have an assembly where different PSHEE and RHE topics are explored. Since the return to school in March 2021, we have covered 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.
Our economic education is often in-class activities and also delivered through assemblies included the Twinning programme with Tzedek and the Ghanaian School, links with our JNF partner school in Negev Sinai, Israel. It also includes the tzedaka (charity money) pupils raise during the year for things like the Jewish Care Cake Sale and other charity events including the Camp Simcha Toy Drive.
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 curriculum plan.
The PSHEE progression chart can be found here
Charity - Tzedaka
During the school closure for Covid19, our Year 6 pupils wrote letters and messages to the residents at a Jewish Care home to say how much they were thinking of them at this challenging time being in isolation and unable to have visitors.
Click here to see the letter we received from Jewish Care on 6th April 2020.