Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is concerned with the development of an acceptable set of personal qualities, attitudes and values. We aim to enable each child to acquire the capacity to exercise initiative, choice, and responsibility in a wide range of personal and social situations.

To help each child achieve a high level of self-worth is an essential part of this teaching. School Council has been introduced in Key Stage Two with elected representatives from each class. The Council makes decisions about many issues affecting their school.

Sex Education is an integral part of our Personal, Social and Health Education Programme. It has moral, legal, cultural, and ethical dimensions. It involves knowledge of how the human body functions. It is also concerned with exploring feelings about love, hate, sexuality and responsibility towards oneself and others. It is a developmental process which begins in the nursery class and continues throughout a child’s school career. We try to create a climate in which children feel happy to ask questions and are provided with information at the right level. It is taught in year six as part of a project on the body, health and hygiene. The film and other materials we use in year six may be previewed by parents before the project starts.

There is a statutory right for parents to request that their children be withdrawn from sex education. The Headteacher should be informed in writing if parents wish to exercise this right.