PSHE & RSE
Our PSHE programme aims to fulfil our moral obligation to support children through understanding different life experiences and circumstances, while preparing them for opportunities and responsibilities, now and in the future.
The aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with essential personal and interpersonal skills to develop:
● accurate, balanced and relevant knowledge
● opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
● opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
● the skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives
● opportunities to develop positive personal attributes such as resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem and empathy
The schemes of work we use are taken from a PSHE Programme specifically commissioned and designed for schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This programme has been developed by Brook, Cornwall Healthy Schools and in association with HeadStart Kernow. The programme has been funded by Cornwall Council and NHS England.
PSHE is delivered under each of the three core themes
● Living in the Wider World
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
RSE is a planned programme of learning about the emotional, social, legal and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, gender identity, human sexuality and sexual
health that provides children and young people with:
● the essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful, equal and non-exploitative friendships and relationships, for managing risk and for staying safe.
● the opportunities to explore attitudes and values within a safe and inclusive learning environment that values every person and acknowledges different faith, cultural and personal perspectives on relationships and sex.
RSE education offers our pupils significant opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to achieve, to be resilient and to lead lives that are safe, confident, happy, healthy, responsible and independent. It aims to help them to understand how they are developing personally, socially and emotionally and explore a range of attitudes and values.
All topics will be sensitively approached and careful consideration and differentiation is used to ensure that delivery is at the right level for pupils, regardless of their year group when participating in each cycle. In order that children receive information at an appropriate age, although the PSHE/RSE programme is a rolling programme due to mixed age classes, some aspects will be taught each year, only to year 6.
The schemes of work we use are taken from a PSHE/RSE Programme specifically commissioned and designed for schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This programme has been developed by Brook, Cornwall Healthy Schools and in association with HeadStart Kernow. The programme has been funded by Cornwall Council and NHS England.
Parents have the right to remove their child from sex education lessons.