PSHE and RSE
At Bempton Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We aim to prepare children to be global citizens now and in their future roles within a global community. We want to build a PSHE curriculum that incorporates the understanding of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), which enables pupils to explore the complexity of the relationships they have now and to know how to be safe, preparing them to understand and develop healthy relationships in their future lives.
Relationship Education became compulsory to teach in September 2020 in all primary schools.
This was introduced to put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds. It starts with family and friends , how we treat each other with kindness and recognising the difference between online and offline friendships.
Primary schools do not need to teach sex education but there is a strong recommendation of a sex education scheme of work for the older pupils. This has been in place previously with the school nurse visit to talk to the children about puberty and growing up. The content of the lessons are shared with the school and parents are informed beforehand as they will have the right to remove their child from these particular lessons.
The sex education which is taught as part of the science curriculum will be covered as normal.
The school use the Jigsaw scheme for PSHE which covers all the necessary elements of RSE.
If you have any questions about RSE please contact the school.