Personal, Social and Health Education is an integral part of the aims of our school community. PSHE teaches each child to value themselves and to begin to develop personal and spiritual values and in addition, to be aware of and respond to the needs of others. PSHE includes fostering awareness of issues in the wider community, such as those of gender, culture, including multicultural and environment issues. Teaching of the PSHE programme is closely linked with other curriculum areas, especially RE, Drama, History, Geography and Science.
We do offer a firm foundation of planned teaching activities, via our Personal, Social and Health Education and the Personal Safety Programmes, which prepare pupils for the teaching of sex education during Key Stage 2. The school’s ethos compliments this work as there is a deep commitment to empowering children to take responsibility for their own actions and safety and to providing a caring environment in which they are valued and their self esteem nurtured.
We have a policy of answering children’s questions as they occur during classroom discussions. We see the family unit as the focal point of relationships for young children and recognise this as the place where specific teaching can take place. Pupils have the opportunity to speak to a range of adults, both male and female and the school nurse.