PSHE gives children the tools to help them understand how they are developing both socially and personally and investigate wider moral, social and cultural issues. PSHCE education embodies what it takes for children to become a good citizen and the rights and responsibilities they possess currently or those they will gain as they grow into young adults and beyond.
Lessons aim to equip pupils with effective decision making skills and the ability to calculate risk effectively. Class teachers use discussion as an effective tool to teach PSHE, allowing children time to articulate their thoughts and feelings in a calm, caring and respectful environment. In addition to discrete class sessions, PSHCE features throughout the wider school ethos with many opportunities taken to focus on topical and current issues in assemblies, enrichment weeks and a core value focus each half term.
New Relationship and Sex Education statutory guidance
From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship and Sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.
As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.