Relationships and Health Education/Personal, Social and Health Education

Our approach teaches the content of the curriculum in an age appropriate and sensitive manner.

All of this content will support our five core values (Focusing on family, Insist on excellence, Do good as you go, Embrace innovation and Seize success). These will ensure all pupils will develop resilience and character so that all pupils are happy, successful and productive members of society.

  • Focusing on family: Through the nurturing of personal relationships, mutual respect and the understanding of a loving family unit; pupils will understand and respect that families can be different to their own.
  • Insist on excellence: Pupils will develop resilience and develop mental well-being strategies to cope with emotions and the ups and downs of everyday life.
  • Do good as you go: Children will develop sensitivity towards the feelings and needs of others and educate against discrimination and prejudice.
  • Embrace innovation: To build strategies to empower children and allow them to make informed choices and actively engage children to be a positive citizen and make a difference.
  • Seize success: Children will learn to celebrate individual and group achievements so that they can be the best that they can be.

Through our PSHE programme and through the wider curriculum we want our pupils to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  • Develop good relationships with peers
  • Understand and value themselves and others
  • Make informed choices regarding personal, economic and social issues
  • Understand safety and e-safety
  • Be self-confident and aspirational

PSHE will be a vital part of the Recovery Curriculum (History in the Making) for our pupil’s return in September with much focus on transition and pupil’s mental health & well-being. It will be important for pupils to be given opportunities to talk about their experiences of lockdown, their thoughts and feelings about coming back to school and dealing with any worries/anxieties, including who they can talk to & who can help them. Much of this will be done through circle time and story sessions in the classroom. This will help to ensure our pupils feel safe and secure back in their school community and are ready to learn.