PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION
The school is actively committed to a Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) programme which continues from Nursery to Year 6. Through this, we aim to help children value themselves, their health and well-being, and to value those around them.
We aim to enhance their self-esteem and help them to develop an inner strength and confidence.
Awareness of self, relationships with others, health education, personal safety and communication skills are taught through a range of activities such as role play, parachute games and ‘circle time’.
RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION, RELATIONSHIPS and SEX EDUCATION (RSE)
As with other aspects of health education, sex education is an ongoing process which starts with the parents and continues at school in many ways. It encompasses understanding, not only of reproduction but of human sexuality in the broadest sense. It requires understanding of animal and plant reproduction and the place of humans as one of many species inhabiting our world. Sex education is therefore an intrinsic element in learning about relationships, personal development and growth. A series of video programmes are used with Year 6 pupils. Parents are invited into school to see the materials and discuss the lessons. If parents wish to view these beforehand they should contact the school.
The governors consider the participation of pupils in the sex education programme as much a requirement as for other parts of the secular curriculum. Parents may inform the school, in writing, that they intend to withdraw their child from those parts of the course that are not required by any National Curriculum Orders.