PSHCE

  • While there are no programmes of study set out in the National Curriculum, schools are expected to develop their own programme for Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education.  Our school places great emphasis on developing pupils’ understanding of SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness) and places great importance on raising children’s self-esteem and confidence, as well as teaching them how to stay safe and healthy, including being e-safe. 

    The school has been involved in the ‘Be the Best You Can Be’ programme several years, welcoming visitors such as Chris Cooke and Craig Heap (both Olympic athletes) to talk to our children about following their dreams. 

    We use projects in Year 3 and Year 4 such as Roots of Empathy and Young Leaders to reinforce British values and our school core values.  Older children in Year 5 and Year 6 receive a tailored programme of SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) which is delivered by teachers and the school nurse service.  Parents have the right to withdraw their children from SRE but this rarely happens.  Teachers take in to consideration the age and maturity of the children concerned and have due regard to moral considerations and the value of family life. The governing body have consulted parents about the new Sex Education policy introduced in Autumn 2003, and revised in Autumn 2005.