PSHE-RSE Spring and Summer Consultation 2021
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and
communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They also find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Within PSHE we teach Relationships and Health Education in a blended approach and across the whole curriculum alongside specific PSHE lessons. Please look at our Programmes of Study that show how children's knowledge builds as they progress through the school.
All Primary Schools in England are expected to deliver the new statutory content for Relationships and Health Education (RHE) from the Summer Term. An important part of the process is to provide an opportunity for parents to comment upon the scheme and resources we use in school.
The content of what we teach will not change significantly – our curriculum already matched the new requirements very closely in content and values. The key change here is that there is no longer the right for parents to withdraw their children from these lessons.
We wish to seek your thoughts and opinions on our proposed RSE/PSHE curriculum and we are going to start this consultation on Wednesday 31st March and parents can complete the consultation form (link below) to ask questions and share views until Friday 23rd April.