Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a highly valued subject within the school. It holds a precious place within the schools ethos and is a subject that is delivered carefully in each class every week. The children are very much encouraged and helped to develop the skills necessary to listen to and value the views of others. Throughout the school circle time is used to discuss issues of relevance to the children in a sensitive and caring way. Policies are in place for the teaching of drug and sex education.
Children and Social Work Act 2017,age-appropriate RSE is now compulsory. Following the announcement in 2017, by the Secretary of State for Education, to make Relationships Education statutory in Primary schools from September 2020, the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) policy including RSE is being reviewed to reflect the changes that are to come. RSE will be found within the PSHE scheme of work/ long term planning under the heading of ‘Changing Me’ and it is also included in the science curriculum. The main resource used will be Jigsaw – The mindful approach to PSHE and other resources such as ‘SEAL’ and ‘Lucinda and Godfrey’ may be used. The RSE content builds children’s self-esteem, enhances their own sense of self regard to their body image, develops caring and healthy relationships and assertiveness skills in keeping themselves valued, safe and respected. Most of the time, RSE will be delivered by the children’s class teacher within the weekly PSHE lesson.
The current PHSE and RSE policies are presently being reviewed in light of the input of parents in the recent consultation. We are appreciative of the supportive partnership between school and parents here at Morpeth All Saints, which was reflected in the helpful and thoughtful feedback given through the parent surveys. This is being taken into consideration and will shape any changes to the policies, content and resources used in PHSE and RSE education, the outcome of which will be shared in due course.
As Headteacher of Morpeth All Saints Church of England First School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our vibrant, caring and happy school. At Morpeth All Saints we strive to enable all children within our care to achieve their very best, fully utilising their God given gifts and talents.Read More of the school welcome page