All children participate in these lessons, which are important in preparing them for their lives now and in the future. They aim to promote emotional health and well-being, as well as encouraging respect for each other and for the world around them. They help children to value their own achievement in all areas and to contribute positively to their community so they learn to live in harmony. We use the ‘SEAL’ programme: social and emotional aspects of learning.
It has been agreed by the Governing Body that Sex and Relationships Education should be taught within a caring framework as an aspect of the school curriculum. Much of the work is taught through the Science and PSHE curriculum, and in Year 5 and 6 the school nurse comes in for three sessions to deliver a presentation on “Growing Up”, in co-operation with the class teacher, to give the children the opportunity to discuss growth and puberty. Parents can view the materials used in these presentations beforehand if they wish, and can then decide whether or not they wish their child to take part in these lessons.
As part of our Healthy School activities, children are always encouraged to consider healthy lifestyles, and we strive at all times to help the children form good relationships with others, to develop sensitivity towards them and acquire a proper understanding and appreciation of love and family life.