Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Citizenship and Sex Education

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and  Citizenship

PHSE and citizenship aims to promote children’s mental and physical development and prepares them for the experiences and responsibilities of adult life and is taught alongside a philosophical view.  The planned programme promotes an awareness of a healthy lifestyle, keeping safe and forming good relationships.  The school seeks to foster independence, responsibility and self-esteem.  Themes include safety in the home, dental health, healthy lifestyles, relationships, healthy eating, drug awareness, lifestyles and cultures, growing up and conflict resolution.  The teaching of the concept of citizenship enables children to be positive and active members of the school community. Roles such as school prefects or school councillors help children to develop an understanding of what is required to be positive and active members of a democratic society.

Sex and Relationships Education

Sex education is always addressed within a moral framework and emphasis is placed on responsible behaviour and the value of family life. Parents have the right to request that their child is withdrawn from sex education within the context of PSHE.