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The National Curriculum states that 'all schools should make provision for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. 


We recognise that PSHE education is an area where children develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and which prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.


Our PSHE Curriculum

Our PSHE curriculum is based on the Learn 4 Life scheme.  We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PSHE Programme.  This runs alongside and compliments all other subject areas, taking care to embed the skills and knowledge children need to be good citizens, develop healthy relationships and know how to keep themselves and others safe.  This scheme ensures children have opportunities to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking. 


To be good citizens our children need to have positive role models, to understand that they need to feel happy and safe, to have a voice and to see that they can make a difference.  This links with many other areas of learning which children will encounter during their time at Holywell.


Relationships and Sex Education

We believe Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about ourselves including our emotions, self-esteem, relationships, rights and responsibilities, sexual behaviour, sexuality and health. It takes place in many contexts - at home, at school and in the community.


RSE is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE).


Pupils also receive stand-alone sex education (Our Changing Bodies) sessions delivered by members of the Pastoral team within school.


Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe