Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. This is why we place such value in our PSHE and RSE curriculum. We are clear that parents and carers are the prime educators for children on many of these matters and our broad and balanced curriculum is designed to complement and reinforce this role by building on knowledge and skills whilst supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development. It prepares all children at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life through developing resilience, independence and confidence. The broad and holistic experiences provided allow children to develop a curiosity about the world around them and ask questions to deepen their own learning. Children are inspired to learn through engaging, meaningful and creative experiences which embrace the cultural diversity of our society. In addition to core skills and essential knowledge, children will develop an awareness and understanding of other people; their own community; the wider world and of their place within it to ensure they have opportunity to develop empathy, resilience, independence and confidence to become educated members of society.
Mrs Faragher (PSHE coordinator)
PSHE- Personal, social, health and economic education
SMSC- spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
RSE- Relationships and sex education
The focus in primary school should be on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults. (DfE Guidance, p19)
All primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of their pupils. (DfE Guidance, p23) [A sex education programme] should ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science – how a baby is conceived and born. (DfE Guidance, p23)