PSHE AND RSE

PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH, ECONOMIC (PSHE) AND CITIZENSHIP

The PSHE curriculum helps children develop confidence and responsibility, a healthy lifestyle, good relationships and to reflect upon spiritual and moral matters.

Citizenship helps children develop as members of the school and local communities and to be concerned with such issues as right, wrong, responsibilities, equality and difference. Our School Council and Eco Reps consist of elected pupil representatives from each year group. They meet regularly to organise actions to improve the school and its environment.

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

Relationship and sex education is part of our Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Citizenship curriculum.  At Michaelchurch  we provide a programme of education about human development, relationships, sexuality and family life.  Pupils are taught RSE within the moral and values framework which already exists within the school.

Generally, RSE is taught through a range of experiences, including circle time, assembly and everyday classroom activity.  It is not until Years 5 and 6 that potentially sensitive issues will be covered as a whole class activity. When children are in upper KS2, parents will be informed when RSE is being taught.

Throughout the programme, pupils will be encouraged to ask questions and these will be answered in an appropriate and relevant way according to the child’s age and development.