PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. It helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities.
Our PSHE curriculum aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).
Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education
As you may be aware, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education form a compulsory part of the National Curriculum from September 2020.
All primary schools will be required by the government to teach Relationships and Health Education. It is also recommended by the Department for Education that all primary schools have a sex education programme tailored to the age and physical and emotional maturity of pupils.
These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.
As a result of government guidance, we have reviewed our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) curriculum and RSE policy to ensure that it complies with the guidance and is appropriate for the children at our school. It is important to say, that we have added some new resources but have not changed the content of our programme from previous years, as it already met the new standards.
As a school and as part of the United Learning Academy Trust, we have decided to continue to teach sex education, at an age appropriate level to ensure that children are suitably prepared for the transition to secondary school. You have the right to withdraw your child from some Sex Education lessons that go beyond the science curriculum. This is just the ‘Real Love Rocks’ programme and the FPA: Growing up with Tom and Yasmine - Module 3: Lesson 10 – How babies are made: Sexual intercourse.