PSHCE & RSE
PSHCE the Seahouses Way
To cultivate an enthusiasm for lifelong learning through a curriculum which reflects our rural and coastal context, adapting to the needs of our children- locally, nationally and globally.
At Seahouses Primary Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education is at the core of everything we do we and we believe that high quality PSHCE provision gives children an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen. With empathy, kindness and an understanding of equality, they learn how to relate to one another respectfully. They develop an awareness of their rights and responsibilities within the diverse society in which they live and foster an understanding of what it means to be safe and healthy in all areas of their lives, and the choices they make in relation to this.
Through our PSHCE curriculum, children at Seahouses are able to flourish as individuals, members of their community, and as global citizens.
We strive to ensure children are challenged intellectually, socially, spiritually and morally and we want our children to grow and develop in a safe and nurturing environment where they are able to express themselves articulately, gain a further understanding of themselves as unique people and build resilience. Seahouses Primary School encourages children to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
Our approach to teaching PSHE is intended to support and encourage all learners to be the very best they can be.
RSE the Seahouses Way
Relationships are key to leading a happy and successful life. At Seahouses Primary School we want our children to leave school in Year 6 able to flourish within the wider community and to contribute meaningfully to it. To do this they will need to have an understanding of different relationships and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
We want our children to be able to communicate their thoughts and opinions clearly and in an appropriate way. We understand that as children grow older they will be faced with many complex and varied situations not only within their social groups but also within the wider world as access to the internet provides not only exciting opportunities but also multifaceted challenges. We work to ensure that our children have the necessary, age appropriate, information to make sensible and informed decisions to remain safe and to thrive.
At Seahouses Primary School we define Relationships and Sex Education as the curriculum used to encompass many aspects of the PSHCE curriculum as well as contributing to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils.
We strive to ensure our Relationships and Sex Education is planned and delivered to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. We believe that a successful programme, firmly embedded in PSHCE, will help young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood, through adolescence into adulthood.
We aim to provide the basis for an ongoing programme of RSE that begins in Reception and continues through to Year 6 that will assist children to:
- Develop positive values and a moral framework that will guide pupils’ decisions, judgements and behaviour as they move into adolescence and adulthood
- Understand the consequences of their actions and behave responsibly within all relationships
- Have the confidence and self-esteem to value themselves and others and to have respect for individual conscience and the skills to judge what kind of relationships they want
- Communicate effectively
- Avoid being exploited or exploiting others
- Avoid being pressurised into behaviours or situations they do not feel comfortable with
- Understand the processes of puberty, conception and birth
- Show respect for their own bodies and other people’s
- Recognise their emotions and express them effectively and appropriately
- Understand the importance of family life for all and, in particular in the development of a child,
- Recognise and respect that different people make different decisions about the relationships they choose to enter into.