Personal Social Health Education & Citizenship
(including Drugs, Relationships and Sex Education)
Personal, social and health education is integral to all aspects of school life. Keeping safe and healthy are inextricably linked to many parts of the curriculum as well as events and situations which inevitably arise in everyday living. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves in a range of ways and to become self aware and equipped to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.
We use a range of teaching and learning styles in our delivery of PSHE + C. We place an emphasis on active learning by including the children in discussions, investigations and problem-solving activities. We encourage the children to take part in a range of practical activities that promote active citizenship, e.g. charity fundraising, the planning of school special events or involvement in an activity to help other individuals or groups less fortunate than themselves. We organise classes in such a way that pupils are able to participate in discussions to resolve conflicts or set agreed classroom rules of behaviour. Each class has an hour of timetabled PSHE + C a week, in which teachers deliver this scheme of work and Circle Time activities.
Relationships and sex education forms part of the curriculum of the school. A programme has been devised which is progressive and relevant to the age of the children.
In Year 5 there will be a series of talks and videos about issues concerning young people and the choices they have to make as they enter adulthood.
Each year the parents of children in Year 5 have an opportunity to preview the material used to cover Sex and Relationships Education.