Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) teaches children to value themselves, to begin to develop personal values and to be aware of, and respond to, the needs of others. We aim to help equip children with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to keep themselves safe, leading healthy, independent lives.   Through PSHE children will have the opportunity to become informed, active and responsive citizens. It is taught through:

  • Designated class time.
  • Other curriculum subjects.
  • Enrichment activities e.g. Circle Time

With regard to Sex and Relationship Education, the school has a policy of answering children’s questions as they occur during classroom discussions so that they find out about growing and changing, both physical and emotional, in a natural and caring learning environment. Parents are always given the opportunity to discuss the details of the programme and view the resources used before sex education begins. Parents may withdraw children from those elements of sex education not required by the National Curriculum Science Order. Such a request should be made to the Headteacher in writing.

Drugs Education focuses on personal safety and keeping safe and is taught through PSHCE lessons. For both Sex and Relationship and Drugs education the school adheres to community policies developed by schools in the Huntingdon area.