Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Relationships& Sex Education
Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Relationships (PSHE) education is such an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach a relevant PSHE curriculum, as outlined in the DfE documentation.
At Hunsley Primary, our PSHE education programme aims to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions, as age appropriate, on drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
We deliver our PSHE programme via our Talk Time curriculum, using the JIGSAW scheme of learning, assemblies, displays, House Team Development Days, educational visits, and through the broader extra-curriculum; it also is modelled and exemplified in a range of ways in other subjects, such as maths, PE, ICT and Computing, where relevant – in the examples we use to teach.
For more information, or to look at where we teach specific aspects of PSHE or SRE, why not look at our SRE policy or our curriculum outline? You can find these on the website, or you can ask to see these resources at any time by contacting the main office.
Parents and carers are also invited to take part in special ParentLearn sessions to talk with staff about the way we teach RSE, the values we share and the balance of the curriculum. We can also explain how and when we teach about diversity, in terms of relationships and families, as well as wider communities, and what children access to prepare them for growing up and moving on to secondary school and beyond.
Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum
As part of the core PSHE curriculum, Hunsley Primary staff teach age-appropriate sex and relationships education. Understanding how and when we teach key topics such as puberty, relationships and reproduction is key for many families. Parents and carers may wish to join in one of the ParentLearn sessions where this is covered. The JIGSAW curriculum maps out a programme of learning which is age-appropriate and linked from Early Years to Year 6.
Our approach to SRE at Hunsley Primary is to teach within the clear framework of morals and values which underpin the school every day as our Hunsley Primary Values:
– Staying safe
– Being kind
– Being fair
– Recognising we are all individuals and, as such, unique and equal
In view of these Values, the RSE programme at Hunsley Primary promotes the following:
– The importance of positive and stable relationships
– The importance of respect, understanding and empathy towards others
– The importance of fairness and equality in relationships
– The importance of kindness in relationships and our treatment of others, including the right not to be abused in those relationships
– The importance of the individual’s choice to express their sexuality within legal parameters
Hunsley Primary will always sensitively and proactively challenge occurrences of stereotyping, bullying (for example homophobic or sexist) and prejudice and the school’s approach will always be balanced, educational, sensitive and based on information as opposed to personal opinion, bias or propaganda.
For more information about our curriculum and the teaching sequence, please see the Relationships and Sex Education Policy. This Policy also outlines the specific aspects of the RSE curriculum from which parents have the right to withdraw their child and how to go about contacting the school.