At St Werbugh’s Primary School, our pupil’s personal, social, health and economic education is an important part of their learning journey.
We aim to put in the key building blocks of learning about healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy and safe. We also believe that developing the children’s awareness of safeguarding is vitally important in order to help develop our pupils to be emotionally literate, understand the rights of children, to look after their mental health and to recognise, respect and celebrate differences across our school.
PSHE and Relationships Education enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally, socially and emotionally, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in today’s society. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
At St Werburgh’s Primary School, the children will follow the Kapow PSHE Primary Scheme. This is a whole school approach that consists of five areas of learning across Key stages 1 and 2.
- Building relationships
- Managing self
Key stage 1 and 2:
- Families and relationships
- Health and wellbeing
- Safety and the changing body
- Economic wellbeing
Each area is revisited to allow children to build on prior learning. The lessons also provide a progressive programme. The lessons are based upon the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health education, but where our lessons go beyond these requirements (primarily in the Citizenship and Economic wellbeing areas) they refer to the PSHE Association Programme of Study which is recommended by the DfE. Sex education has been included in line with the DfE recommendations and is covered in Year 6. The scheme supports the requirements of the Equality Act through direct teaching, for example learning about different families, the negative effect of stereotypes and celebrating differences, in addition to the inclusion of diverse teaching resources throughout the lessons.
Within Citizenship, we will promote the five British Values:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Teaching British values to children improves their spiritual, moral social, and cultural development. British values underpin what it is to be a British citizen in a modern and diverse Britain, and promote moral and cultural understanding that celebrates the diversity of the UK.