Relationships and Sex and Health Education guidance has been published by the Department for Education and applies to all schools.
It is expected that schools will deliver the majority of this through timetabled PSHE and with links to DT, the Computing curriculum, Science and PE.
Statutory status takes effect from September 2020
The RSHE curriculum in our school is delivered through specific lessons and our Values-learning approach.
The children learn about themselves as developing individuals and as members of their communities, building on their own experiences. They learn the basic rules and skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe and for behaving kindly and with respect for themselves and others. They begin to learn about their own and other people’s feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and older people. As members of a class and school community, the children learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and resist bullying. They begin to take an active part in the life of the school and its local community. We strongly encourage independence, self-esteem and self-help skills, and use Circle Time to teach children how to listen to and consider each other. The children also have opportunities to show they can take some responsibility for themselves and their environment, in the classroom, at home and with the guidance of our school Green Team - a team of children and adults who lead our journey to become an Eco School.
We actively seek the views of our pupils. For Year 1 and Year 2, ideas and issues are discussed in Class Councils, feeding into The School Council which meets with the Link Teacher regularly; one member visits pupils in Reception, to listen to their ideas.