Personal, Social and Health Education and Sex and Relationship Education Curriculum
At Icklesham Church of England Primary School and Nursery, the teaching of Personal, Social and Health Education and Sex and Relationships Education reflects the importance we put on providing and developing a full range of opportunities and experiences which enhance all aspects of every child’s life- socially, morally, spiritually and emotionally.
Our curriculum promotes, adopts and embeds a range of experiences that support children to become life-long learners and give them the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to be happy and healthy. It supports them in leading active independent lives and becoming informed, responsible citizens. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help them to develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society. Our Personal, Social and Health Education teaching reaches across every curricular area as well as into every strand of school life forming an important and intrinsic part of our school ethos.
This aspect of our curriculum provides a context for the school to fulfil our responsibilities to:
• Promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of pupils.(PSHE)
• Provide sex and relationships education (RSE)
• Promotes Christian values which support British Values
• Provide a safe place for discussion of current, relevant social issues
A robust and well-sequenced PSHE and RSE curriculum is taught in discreet lessons and supported with cross-curricular links in other lessons, such as English, Science, physical education, computing and R.E.
Please click on the progression plan below to see how our PSHE and RSE curriculum is well sequenced and ensure that each year group explore the same theme each year to support continuity and spiral learning.
Our key themes are:
· Family and relationships
· Citizenship – wider world
· Health and wellbeing
· Economic well being
· Safety including online and the changing body (includes Sex education)
· Identity (Year 6)
· Transition – moving on
RSE teaching at Icklesham Church of England Primary School and Nursery teaches children to develop values, attitudes, personal and social skills, and increase their knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and choices when they are adults. Each year group is taught appropriate content to their age and developmental stage using carefully chosen resources from Kapow Primary.
Why do we teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)?
There are four main aims of teaching RSE:
• To empower children to be safe and safeguarded.
• To enable children to understand and respect their bodies
• To help children develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development
• To support children to have positive self-esteem and body image
We teach Sex Education and Section 405 of the Education Act 1996 which provides the right of parental withdrawal from the RSE provided at school except for those parts included in the National Curriculum. The Science curriculum in all maintained schools also includes content on human development, including reproduction, which there is no right to withdraw from.