Promoting Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship
The non-statutory guidelines for PSHE and citizenship are designed to help schools establish coherence and consistency, and to promote curriculum continuity and progression in pupils’ learning. This in conjunction with our RRSA work provides a wide platform for our children to learn about their place in the world and develop into rounded individuals who are ready to take up their place in a multi-cultural, global world.
From September 2020, Relationships and Health Education has become statutory across all primary schools and this is taught in our school through a PSHE/SEAL spiral curriculum. This will ensure that PSHE/SEAL is embedded across the school and the children’s knowledge is built upon each year.
PSHE is studied in six half-term units. Each topic has links to areas of the new statutory requirements.
Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE), through our UNCRC/Rights Respecting Schools ethos and safeguarding workshops.
Pupils also receive stand-alone sex education sessions delivered by a trained health professional.
Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:
- Families and people who care for me
- Caring friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers)