Welcome to our PSHE page
‘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.’ DfE (September 2019) ‘Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education’.
At Halfway Houses Primary School health and well-being is paramount. We strive to ensure all our children make well-informed choices through promoting our school values and through delivering a broad and balanced Personal Social and Health Education curriculum. We place emphasis on developing healthy, respectful relationships whilst supporting them in developing their resilience and character. Children are encouraged to believe in themselves and achieve their goals both academically and personally. The Relationships and Sex Education provided forms a foundation for further work in secondary schools and the skills and attitudes developed will enable the children to lead happy, safe and healthy lives where they are successful and productive members of society.
We believe that, to be effective, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) should always be taught within a broader PSHE education programme. Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) enhances and is enhanced by learning related to topics including anti-bullying; keeping safe on and off line; keeping physically and mentally healthy, learning about drugs, alcohol and tobacco; and the development of skills and attributes such as communication skills, managing peer pressure, risk management, resilience and decision making. Please refer to specific policies for further information
In accordance with our vision and values the aims of sex and relationship education (RSE) at our school is to support our children in a safe and respectful environment to have an understanding of what it means to become a healthy happy adult.
We aim to achieve this by:
• Providing a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place supporting the development of both social skills and social awareness.
• Preparing pupils for puberty, and giving them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene.
• Promoting responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle.
• Helping pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and self-esteem as they develop their own identity enabling them to make informed choices as well as the ability and confidence to manage conflict.
• Creating a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships and to enabling them to make sense of their own personal and social experiences.
• Teaching pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies.
• Understanding how society works and the laws, rights, morals and responsibilities involved enabling them to react and respond in the appropriate way to any concerns that they may have.
• Empowering children to recognise risk and make informed choices about their education and future adult life
• Teaching the importance stable, loving and caring relationships.
• Promoting our Halfway Learning Muscles and Growth Mindset within everything we do.
The school will work towards these aims in partnership with parents.
At Halfway Houses Primary School we are using the leading children’s health and wellbeing charity, Coram Life Education (CLE) to support us in meeting these legal requirements. We do this by using Coram Life Education’s online SCARF teaching resources.
More information about Coram Life Education and SCARF can be found on their website:
Curriculum outcomes by Year Group
Sample lesson plans