Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
The social, spiritual and personal development of our pupils is deeply embedded within the ethos of the school which reflects the values and attitudes we wish to promote. We believe in promoting a positive atmosphere in which children may grow and pupils are given responsibilities which allow them to develop their citizenship skills.
PSHE is about the health and well-being of the child, their relationships with others and their role in the community. It is very much part of the whole curriculum and pupils may raise an issue at any time during a lesson e.g. an environmental issue during geography, or a discrimination issue during R.E. Knowledge and understanding are essential to the development of our pupils in order that they may make reasoned and responsible judgements. Our SCARF (curriculum) – Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship. This is a whole-school approach supports our school in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Our relationships and sex education programme is encompassed in work on personal health and hygiene as well as within science lessons. The national curriculum for science includes subject content in related areas, such as the main external body parts, the human body as it grows from birth to old age (including puberty) and reproduction in some plants and animals. Sex education is not taught in isolation but is delivered in a context where family structures, family life, loving relationships and moral values are reinforced. These are the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, which focus on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online
Letters are sent to parents of pupils prior to this module of work. Parents are given the opportunity to view the content of lessons and we adhere to Statutory Guidance which states that parents can choose to withdraw their children from certain aspects of the curriculum if they wish.