PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. This includes Relationships and Health Education which is a statutory part of the primary school curriculum.
The Department for Education RHE document opens with these words
'Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.'
As a school, we want to play our part in preparing children to be emotionally, socially and academically successful during their primary school years and beyond.
We are currently trialling a curriculum resource called SCARF. This stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. This resource provides us with a whole school approach to PSHE, including Relationships and Health Education.
At Astley School, we have chosen not to teach the optional subject for primary schools - Sex Education. Our view is that this can be successfully taught within either the Relationships, Health or Science curriculum. As we are not teaching Sex Education there is no right for parents to withdraw their children from lessons.
If you missed our RHE consultation meeting on Tuesday 1st December 2020, you can access the information given here. We always welcome your questions and observations, at any time.