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Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social, Citizenship, Health and Education (PSCHE) at Kettlefields Primary School follows the ‘Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme’.

 

The scheme is a comprehensive resource and planning aid for all aspects of delivering PSCHE. Further it builds on children’s prior knowledge and learned skills, including emotional and physical changes, friendships, financial capability, personal safety, diversity and citizenship and healthy lifestyles.

 

By following and working simultaneously with the ‘Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme’ and the ‘PSHE service’ we are assured guidance, consultancy, training and resources to enhance the health and wellbeing of our children at Kettlefields.

 

The programme is now available online and is subsequently updated on a regular basis as needs and priorities evolve. Further the programme includes assessment of learning and tools that can enable whole school review and policy development.

 

As we have mixed year age groups, we work on a 2 year rolling programme. The only exception is that ‘Sex and Relationships Education’ (SRE) in Years 5 and 6 are taught in discreet year groups. This is to ensure that teaching is age appropriate. Parents are contacted prior to this module being taught and are invited to view the material. Only in Years 5 and 6 are parents allowed to withdraw their consent however, we would strongly recommend talking to us prior to doing this.

 

Pastoral care and support is very important to us at Kettlefields and this is provided in numerous ways. The children themselves provide support through our ‘Buddy system’. Buddies keep a watchful eye at playtimes and offer children advice, encouragement and support. Further the ‘Buddies’ meet on a weekly basis to discuss any concerns that they have. They also nominate children in our achiever assembly for being ‘good role models’ and ‘having a go’.

Changes to Relationship Education and Health Education in 2020:

 

From 2020, Relationships Education and Health Education is statutory in all primary schools. Sex Education remains a recommended part of the primary curriculum, but is not statutory. The guidance describes ‘sex education’ at primary schools as learning about ‘human conception and birth’. The content of ‘sex education’ is to be decided by each primary school.

 

In the new guidance, there is a duty for schools to communicate with parents about RSE and to consult with them about policy. The content of Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education are statutory, so there is no expectation that schools consult parents about the content. Schools should ask for parent views about, for example, how and when teaching is delivered and who does the teaching.

 

In Primary schools, Relationships Education will include learning about:

 Families and people who care for me

 Caring friendships

 Respectful relationships

 Online relationships

 Being safe

 

Please see the frameworks above which give more information about what is covered in each Key Stage. Prior to a unit of work being taught, parents are sent a letter to inform them of the curriculum content and give them resources to find out more information.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to the Headteacher Mrs Gadsby, your child's class teacher or Mrs Mallyon (PSHE Coordinator). 

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