PHSE & RSE
All schools are statutorily obliged to teach Relation and Sex Education. At primary school level, this aspect of the curriculum focuses upon relationships. Our curriculum was developed through consultation with input from both parents and pupils. For more information and to view our policy, please head to our Statutory Policies page.
On Tuesday 11th May 2021, we held a Parental Consultation to discuss the implementation of our RSE Policy.
We intend to provide a whole school PSHE curriculum that builds foundations of health and wellbeing, providing crucial skills and positive attitudes to enable children to achieve their best potential, academically and socially. We want our children to develop and deepen their personal, social, emotional development in ways that are tailored to their age group, whilst also expanding on their previous knowledge as they progress through the school. Our intention is for our children to learn about themselves as developing individuals and as members of their communities, building on their own experiences and experiences of others. We want to provide a safe space for the children to learn PSHE, providing them with the ability to make safe and informed choices, taking responsibility for their actions, respecting and valuing difference and being the best that they can be. Children will learn to show acceptance of others regardless of their background, religion, race, gender or sexuality, and develop their understanding of others. As they progress further up the school into upper KS2, we want to provide effective relationship education, to enable the children to make responsible and well- informed decisions about their lives, to help and support them through their physical, emotional and moral development. It is our aim to help our pupils to learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood.
At Sunny Bank Primary, we follow the SCARF PSHE programme, which is a whole school approach that provides a scheme of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to, and including, Year 6.
SCARF - standing for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship - is mapped to the PSHE Association programmes of study. It is centered on a values based, ‘Growth Mindset’ approach and is divided into six half-termly units. The units are tailored to each year group under the following themes:
- Being my Best
- Me and my Relationships
- Keeping Myself Safe
- Valuing Difference
- Growing and Changing
- Rights and Responsibilities
Children have the opportunity to attend the Life Education Bus to motivate the children’s learning and enjoyment of PSHE.
We promote our school values, to be happy, challenged, successful and proud throughout the curriculum. British Values are also embedded throughout the curriculum where possible. The values play a key part within our assembly foci each term. Assemblies are used to expose all pupils to a range of PSHE content which is then followed up in classes. A class ‘floor book’ documents any PSHE content and celebrates achievements and differences.
A meaningful PSHE curriculum supports children in becoming happier, being positive about school life as a whole, having a better understanding of rules and responsibilities and being enabled to handle setbacks and disagreements. Pupils at Sunny Bank recognise and understand the school values and fundamental British values. By the time pupils leave Sunny Bank, they are well-educated and prepared for 21st century life. They are aware of their places in society and others.
Our children have a safe space in which to discuss their feelings, opinions and develop their emotional intelligence. They recognise and understand the school values and the fundamental British values. They also demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school, and demonstrate positive behaviour because they understand that they have a responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others.