P.S.H.E. and R.S.E.
What is our intention for PSHE at High Lane Primary School?
The PSHE curriculum at High Lane is recognised as a vital part of a child’s education, ensuring they are ready for the social and emotional challenges of growing up within an ever-changing world. We believe that PSHE should be set within a wider school context and support family commitment and love, respect and affection, knowledge and openness. We aim to encourage pupils to share and explore issues, and respect each other’s views. It is our belief that inclusive PSHE will foster good relations between pupils, tackle all types of prejudice – including racism and homophobia – and promote understanding and respect for all.
Our PSHE curriculum aims to provide children with the opportunity to:
- Have a continued sense of purpose
- Value themselves as well as others
- Form positive relationships with those around them
- Make and act on informed decisions, avoiding unnecessary risk
- Communicate effectively and respectfully about their thoughts and feelings, knowing when to seek help if they need it
- Work with others cooperatively
- Respond to challenge with a growth mindset
- Be an active partner in their own learning
- Be active citizens within the local community and wider world, who are
- Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
- Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
What is our intention for RSE at High Lane Primary School?
The Relationships Education curriculum at High Lane is about recognising and respecting the children’s different abilities, levels of maturity and personal circumstances (including, but not limited to, their gender identity, sexual orientation, faith and culture). Relationships Education focuses on giving children the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. Health Education focuses on equipping children with the knowledge they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.
Our RSE curriculum aims to provide children with the opportunity to:
- Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
- Prepare children for puberty, and give them an appropriate understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
- Help children develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
- Create a positive, age-appropriate culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
- Teach children the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
- To provide all children with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to make positive and healthy choices concerning relationships as they grow up and deal with risk