Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and SRE

PSHE

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and 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 our 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.

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION

SRE is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is the understanding of the importance of marriage, of family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. Our programme is taught within the PSHE and Science framework. Pupils receive their sex education in the wider context of relationships in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Sex education is taught more explicitly and formalised towards the end of Year 4 and parents do have the right to withdraw their children from these lessons. A meeting for parents is held, prior to the delivery of SRE lessons, at which the content and organisation of SRE lessons is explained. Parents are also welcome to see the SRE policy on request.