At St. Andrew’s Primary School, we teach Sex and Relationships Education and Personal Social and Health Education from Early Years to Year 6. All children will have a weekly PSHE/SRE lesson.
Across Ks1 and KS2 the children will learn about Relationships, Physical and Mental Wellbeing and Personal Safety.
We have ensured that this subject area encompasses our school vision through which we are dedicated in providing a happy and caring community where everyone feels safe, valued and equal. Relationships Education is the building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, including on and off-line. It gives our children and young people the essential skills to build positive, enjoyable and non-exploitative relationships.
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE);
From 2020, all schools must teach Relationships Education
As a school we are not introducing compulsory sex education. We are introducing Relationships Education to put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds. Relationships Education is where we want to support the children within our school to be happy, healthy and safe. It is about the understanding of the importance of stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care, for family life. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.
These techniques are repeated over the years so that the children can build upon and refine their skills in each area.
PSHE and SRE lessons will be taught using the 1Decision scheme of work which has been sequenced carefully to ensure the skills children learn, are age appropriate and progressive, building on what children have previously learned during the years before.
As well as learning PSHE and SRE in discrete lessons, (1 per week) the skills and knowledge that the children learn will permeate throughout all other lessons and school activities. PSHE and SRE cannot be taught in isolation, it must weave its way in all that we do.
As a result of teaching this curriculum, we will have pupils who are confident in making the right decisions, can make themselves safe on and offline, and are physically and mentally well. Their relationships with friends, family and others will be happy, caring and positive.