PSHE and P4C
PSHE and ‘P4C’ (philosophy for children) are programs encourage the children to recognise their own worth, work well with others, and develop their responsibility for their own learning. Many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up are covered, as are the rights, responsibilities and duties of individuals and communities. British Values and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) are taught as part of this programme. Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from Sex and Relationships Education lessons in consultation with the Headteacher.
Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy lifestyles and to become informed, responsible citizens. We teach PSHE with the aim to help children deal with the real life issues they face as they grow up. We cover issues including e-safety, road safety, friendships, first aid, sex and relationships, emotional health and personal finance.
Alongside weekly lessons, PSHE is enhanced through our supportive school ethos, where all children are valued and encouraged, positive relationships are seen as important and there is a safe and secure school environment in which to learn.
Effective sex and relationship education (SRE) is essential if children are to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives. Our lessons aim to provide children with the opportunity to learn about:
- Physical, moral and emotional development
- Respecting the similarities and differences that exist between people.
- The importance of stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care
- Sex, sexuality and sexual health.
- The names of body parts using correct terminology and how their bodies work.
SRE goes beyond biological information and focuses on positive attitudes and values, developing self–esteem and the skills young people need to manage relationships. Our SRE programme provides information which is easy to understand and relevant and appropriate to the age and maturity of the pupils at our schools. The teaching of SRE will be supported by high quality resources and materials, and delivered through a framework of themes which guarantee that children are, subject to parental agreement, exposed to appropriate knowledge.