Our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) pathway promotes personal wellbeing and development. Our programme includes the RSE (Relationships and sex education) aspect. PSHE/RSE education is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and our governing body. We provide children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.
Relationships and Sex Education
In the Spring and Summer Term, children in Year 4, 5 and 6 take part in lessons which will focus on the relationships and sex education (RSE) aspect of this programme. Puberty is taught as a statutory requirement of Health Education and covered by our Jigsaw PSHE Programme in the ‘Changing Me’ Puzzle (unit). Lessons include: Healthy relationships, including friendships; families; growing and changing, including puberty; personal hygiene; changing feelings; becoming more independent; keeping safe; developing self-esteem and confidence. Pupils will also have opportunities to ask questions. We conclude that sex education refers to Human Reproduction, and therefore inform you or your right to request your child be withdrawn from the PSHE lessons that explicitly teach this i.e. the Jigsaw Changing Me Puzzle (unit)
Year 4, Lesson 2 (Having a baby)
Year 5, Lesson 4 (Conception)
Year 6, Lesson 3 (Conception, birth)
All PSHE/RSE teaching takes place takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values. As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents; recent OFSTED parental feedback has indicated that the overwhelming majority of parents continue to be highly supportive. If you would like to find out more about what your child will learn, view the materials and resources being used in lessons and discover how you can best support your child to discuss these topics at home, please click on the links below. If you would like to find out more or discuss any concerns about any aspects of the PSHE/RSE programme, please contact our PSHE/RSE Lead Miss Chloe Bale email@example.com or our Head Teacher Miss Sheena Priestley firstname.lastname@example.org