At Bevois Town Primary School, our RSE and PSHE policy permeates every aspect of school life; positive relationships underpin our values and ethos and we recognise that the success of our children ultimately depends on their happiness. We are therefore committed to delivering an RSE and PSHE curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a worldwide community.
The intent of our PSHE and RSE curriculum is to ensure that each and every child will know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a young person and as an adult.
Our aim is to offer an inclusive curriculum that provides children with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and gives them the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this. We aim to provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Moreover, our children will be encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our curriculum offer will continue to adapt and change in order to equip our children with the skills to navigate this ever evolving world, showing tolerance and respect to those they meet.
At Bevois Town Primary School, we aim to ensure all children have access to a comprehensive PSHE & RSE curriculum which equips them with the knowledge and skills they need, promoting good physical and mental health and developing strong and mutually supportive relationships by:
● fostering in our children a genuine respect for the right of others to believe and hold differing points of view and be willing to challenge prejudice, now and in the future;
● enabling pupils to build a sense of identity and belonging which helps them flourish within their local communities and supports them to consider their responsibilities to participate responsibly in the world;
● supporting pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes that take place during puberty;
● teaching children how to stay safe, both on and offline;
● understanding how to manage money well and make sound financial decisions.
As you may be aware, last year The Department for Education announced new statutory content on relationships and health education. These changes were due to come into effect from September 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures, the government decided to extend this deadline to April 2021. From this new date all schools will be required to comply with these requirements.
As a school, we are committed to delivering an RSE and PSHE curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills which will prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within in a worldwide community.
Over the past year, we have been reviewing our PSHE and RSE policy and provision to ensure it is appropriate for our children based on their:
As always, we were keen to work in partnership with you to ensure that our children receive the best possible provision. A consultation period was opened from Monday 8th March to Friday 26th March, during which we invited you to share your views through a questionnaire and Zoom ‘question and answer’ session.