We believe that PSHE is the foundation for all of our pupil’s in respect to all areas of life and learning, encouraging them to become more resilient with their school work, and in everyday life. Our PSHE curriculum matches all areas of our whole school curriculum intent as it supports pupils to develop the skills to be healthy, happy, resilient, committed, collaborating, aspirational, respectful and contribute to society.
The aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) at our school are to:
- Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
- Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
- Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
- Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
- Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
- Encourage pupils to develop positive values around sex and develop the skills and understanding to keep themselves and others safe.
Sex and relationships is built into the PSHE curriculum. The curriculum was built to include all elements of the national curriculum but also through discussion with pupils and parents. Parents were consulted regarding the curriculum in 2020 but all parents are given the information annually regarding what is being delivered and open discussions regarding this are welcomed. As with all things, the school is flexible in how it works with pupils and will adapt plans to meet the needs of each individual class and pupil. The school nurse is also involved in this process. You can find further information in the RSE policy and in the PSHE curriculum. There is a ‘Relationship Room’ on this website to support you to understand elements of RSE.
Click HERE to visit the Relationship Room
Click HERE to see our policies.