PSHE – Intention
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship enable children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community, and to develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the ‘School Parliament’. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
The intention of teaching PSHE is to enable the pupils to:
- know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle
- have respect for others
- develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
- develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community
- understand what makes for good relationships with others
- be independent and responsible members of the school community
- be positive and active members of a democratic society
- be aware of safety issues.
- be up to date with accurate and relevant knowledge
- provided with opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
- provide opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
- provide the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
Parent/Carer Update – Relationship and Health Education (new statutory guidance)
From September 2020, as part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, the children in Year 1 to 6 will be learning about relationships and health education. The Department for Education (DfE) has published new statutory guidance for Relationships Education, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
As a school, we are always keen to engage parents/carers. We would welcome your comments and would like to answer any questions that you may have. To prepare for the next Parent Forum please could you answer the short survey that teachers will be sending home and return to your child’s teacher by Thursday 30th January. Your feedback will help to ensure that the Parent Forum is informative and helpful regarding the new statutory guidance.
Prince of Wales Values – as a part of the children’s Social, Moral and Cultural development (SMSC) in EYFS, KS1 and KS2:
Anti- Bullying Week 14.11.22- 18.11.22
In Structured Lunch Club, Hameeda, Leyla, Abigail and Jacob have produced a poem together called “REACH OUT,” for Anti-Bullying week.
The children have worked as a team to come up with rhyming words and sentences, all about Bullying and what we can do if we feel or experience this.
We then asked Mrs Tootill, to help us to learn how to sign our poem out using British Sign Language. (BSL) This is so we can reach out to all, including those who may find it difficult to communicate.
We will film it and share it on the school website as another way of reaching out.
Hope you enjoy it and remember to “REACH OUT!”
Nursery and Reception had a visit from P.C. Louise
Sex and Relationships Education and Drugs Education
Our school follows the LA policy on Sex Education. The sex education programme is part of our Personal, social and Health Education policy. In Year 5 the pupils will receive a series of lessons about growing up and puberty and the parents will have the opportunity to view a video prior to it being shown to the pupils. Parents have the right to withdraw children from sex education if they wish, but will need to put their request in writing to the governors.
The school also has a Drugs Education policy and the children are taught about substance misuse.