Personal Development and Relationships (PDR)
Due to the unique demographic of Bantock Primary School, we aim to provide children with an education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Effective Personal Development and Relationships (PDR), which encompasses PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education, and Health Education, is essential to enable children to make informed decisions about their lives.
We promote a lifelong process of acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs and attitudes about relationships, healthy lifestyles, diversity, personal identity and sexuality. We aim to enable pupils to articulate how they are feeling, develop the language to talk about their bodies, health and emotions and judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate for the situations that they experience
Additionally, we aim to educate both pupils and staff on how to manage their own physical and mental health, develop their social and emotional skills and deal with any health problems that may arise both off and online. Pupils will be supported in developing character and personal attributes that are required for them to become happy, successful and productive members of society.
Fundamentally, through a planned programme of learning, we aim to provide our pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills they require in order to manage their lives both now and in the future.
We will provide pupils with a broad Relationships Education curriculum which focuses on the lifelong learning of emotional, social and cultural development. We will provide opportunities for pupils to be taught about Health Education which focuses on teaching the characteristics of good physical health and mental wellbeing. Our curriculum will ensure that children are taught about how to maintain a positive two-way relationship between good physical health and good mental wellbeing. Through our in-depth approach to the PDR curriculum our Health Education focusses on equipping pupils with the knowledge that they need to make positive decisions about their own health and well-being as well as our sex education curriculum being tailored to the needs of our pupils.
We will provide a fun, stimulating learning environment to ensure we promote a culture of happiness and enjoyment across all aspects of PDR. Our bespoke PDR curriculum will bring opportunities for children to apply new learning into their everyday lives as well as preparing them for the future ahead. Pupils’ attitudes are praised and their contributions as individuals are valued.
We will inspire all pupils through our inclusive PDR curriculum, which provides children with the knowledge, skills and understanding for the future ahead of them. Pupils will be highly motivated and have a strong desire to enhance their cultural capital in PDR, where a wide range of opportunities will be provided within lessons, trips and as part of our extra- curricular offer.
We will build strong foundations with parents and pupils, based on honesty and collaboration. We will value pupil voice and encourage children to share their own ideas and views on the world around them. We will scaffold and nurture quality – first learning opportunities, whilst celebrating and supporting diversity, in order to foster independent learning and application, across the PDR curriculum.
We will treat all pupils as individuals, carefully monitoring their progress from their unique starting points and plan bespoke next steps to guide them on their PDR journey. We will ensure children are taught an effective PDR curriculum that provides them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to guide them into a successful future.
We will create opportunities to allow your child to SHINE
From September 2020 statutory Relationships Education and Health Education will be taught within our whole-school PDR curriculum; some aspects will be reinforced through the Science and RE curriculum.
Personal Development and Relationships is taught in dedicated lessons, as well as through assemblies and the extended learning curriculum. At Bantock, we use the JIGSAW scheme of work as it offers a ‘mindful’ approach to learning with a spiral curriculum that deepens and embeds knowledge, skills and understanding.
Relationships Education focuses on the lifelong learning about emotional, social and cultural development. It is a lifelong process of acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs and attitudes about relationships, healthy lifestyles, diversity, personal identity and sexuality. At Bantock, we recognise the importance of other strong and mutually supportive relationships. We do not promote any one form of relationship, but ensure that there is no stigmatism of children based on their home circumstances. We also support pupils in how these relationships can be demonstrated online.
Health Education focuses on teaching the characteristics of good physical health and mental wellbeing. It should enable pupils to articulate how they are feeling, develop the language to talk about their bodies, health and emotions and judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate for the situations that they experience. Pupils will be taught how to maintain a positive two-way relationship between good physical health and good mental wellbeing, including being online. In KS2, pupils are taught about the changing adolescent body as well as the facts about legal and illegal harmful substances and associated risks, including smoking, alcohol use and drug-taking
The government recommends that all primary schools develop a sex education programme that is tailored to the needs of the pupils. Therefore we will provide some non-statutory content covering human reproduction within the ‘Changing Me’ topic of work. Parents do have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from lessons that specifically refer to human reproduction. For further information please see the Personal Development and Relationships policy.
Living in the Wider World
Pupils learn about the importance of money, personal attitudes towards spending and basic money management. Within the curriculum, pupils will be taught about different jobs and careers, encouraging them to think about what they would like to do as adults and the skills required. Lessons will enable pupils to develop an understanding of the importance of community and their own rights and responsibilities. Pupils are also taught about the wider world of being online.
Rights Respecting School
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2 – No Discrimination
12 – Respect for children’s Views
13 – Sharing thoughts freely
14 – Freedom of thought, and religion
16 – Protection of privacy
17 – Access to information
18 – Responsibility of parents
23 – Children with disabilities
24- Health, water, food, environment
28 – Access to education
29– Aims of education
31 – Rest, play, culture and arts
32 – Protection from harmful work
34 – Protection from sexual abuse