PHSE & Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.  The school follows the SEAL curriculum, (social and emotional aspects of learning) to develop the children’s understanding of emotional development and the ability to socialise effectively. 

The school, through its basic curriculum, seeks to recognise the multi-cultural nature of Britain in the 21st Century. The school regards a multi-cultural society as a positive feature of modern Britain, one that celebrates a rich cultural diversity. As part of the specific PSHE and Citizenship entitlement for all pupils there will be work focusing on living in a multi-cultural society and the need to combat racist attitudes and discrimination.

Sex and Relationships Education

Children will have the opportunity to discuss relationships and emotions within the SRE lessons. The Governors’ policy for Sex Education is that children’s questions relating to this area will be answered honestly should they be forthcoming.  Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will follow a course of ‘Personal Development’ based on the Christopher Winter Project which covers all aspects of personal growth and change as well as relationships, alcohol and drug use, appropriate to the age of the class. This is delivered through the PACTT (Parents And Children and Teachers Together) scheme of work. The children have lessons at school, which are followed by a leaflet about the session to go home. This has discussion points and activities for children to complete with their parents.