PSHE is taught in Reception year as an integral part of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We relate PSHE to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals for Personal, social and emotional development, Physical development and understanding the world.
KS1 and KS2
During Key Stages 1 and 2 learners gradually build on the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding they have started to acquire and develop during the Early Years/Foundation Stage. PSHE education offers learning opportunities and experiences which reflect the increasing independence and physical and social awareness of learners as they move through the primary phase. They learn skills to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and keep themselves safe. PSHE education assists pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.
PSHE coverage come under three core themes of; health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world – economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen.
The Staff and Governors have agreed a policy on sex education that is available for parents to read on request. Wherever possible, we link to other topics such as, “Ourselves” or the health education aspect of the science curriculum. Parents will be informed in advance and have the right to view the materials, at an open session, talk with the coordinator and withdraw their children from sex education lessons.