PSHE (Personal,Social,Health and Economic Education)
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils' education. At Bantock Primary School, we teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.
We tailor our PSHE programme, alongside the Jigsaw Programme, to reflect the needs of their pupils and equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
We seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
Sex and Relationship Education
As part of our school's PSHE education, children cover topics within a 'Changing Me' and Relationships education programme. The programme has been written by education and health professionals and is based on current good practice and national guidance.
The programme covers a range of topics in an age-appropriate manner and helps children to make sense of the physical and emotional changes that are happening to them, as well as helping them to keep themselves healthy and safe. Where appropriate the school nurse will assist the teacher in the delivery of the lessons.
You may find that your child starts asking questions about the topic at home, or might want to take the opportunity to talk to your child about issues such as those above before work is covered in school.
Children learn about the role of drugs as medicines. They are taught that all medicines are drugs, but not all drugs are medicines. They will learn that all substances can be harmful if not used properly and will discuss simple safety rules about medicines, tablets and household substances.