PSHE and citizenship form part of our planned curriculum but are also fundamental in creating a positive school ethos.

Our pupils are encouraged to care for each other and the world in which they live.  They have opportunities to learn pastoral and social skills, to try new roles and to develop relationships.  The secure environment which the school provides allows children to develop independence and responsibility so that they become increasingly more able to make informed decisions.  It is our intention that all children should have a positive self-image and that they should be able to develop a healthy lifestyle through the activities offered and the many ways they are taught.

Sex Education is incorporated into the wider topic of Health Education.  The National Curriculum for Science requires staff to teach children about the main stages of the human life cycle, including reproduction.  Health Education will be taught to each year group as part of PSHE.  Sex Education is part of the Year 6 curriculum in the summer term.  Parents will have the opportunity to discuss the content of the curriculum and any materials used prior to it being shown to the children.   Any questions asked by the children during Sex Education will be answered sensitively and at a level appropriate to the individual's maturity.  Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the Sex Education provided, except those parts required to be taught as part of the National Curriculum for Science.

To find out more about the teaching of PSHE in a given year group in our school, please click on the links below:

PSHE Year 1   PSHE Year 2   PSHE Year 3  PSHE Year 4   PSHE Year 5   PSHE Year 6