Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship

Category

Education in Personal Relationships (EPR)

PSHE & C forms the basis for the personal and pastoral aspects of the school with great reference from the Religious Education curriculum and from the programme SEAL (social emotional aspects of learning). However, most of this learning takes place beyond the curriculum.

“Personal, social and health education and citizenship (PSHE & C) help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens”. The National Curriculum.

PSHE &C lessons are taught during the week with guidance to the SEAL programme. The school council discusses matters of interest with the elected pupils who convey the agenda and decisions to the rest of the children in the class.

Relationship education lays its emphasis upon loving relationships, culminating in Y6 with the children watching the Sex education programme entitled “Growing Up”. Parents are consulted and given the opportunity to watch the video prior to the children being shown it and we accept that they have a right to withdraw their children from seeing the video and subsequent follow-up sessions.