Relationships and Health Education (including some elements of Sex Education) Consultation – Spring 2021
An email has been sent to all parents/carers regarding the consultation on our Relationships and Health Education (including elements of Sex Education). The consultation remains open until Friday 19th March. We will post the outcome of the consultation on this page.
Please note (Monday 22nd March 2021): Our Relationships and Health Education (including elements of Sex Education) consultation is now CLOSED. Thank you to all parents/carers who took part in our consultation.
Our PSHE subject lead is Miss Dobson.
The PSHE curriculum at Tow Law Millennium Primary intends to build healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, including on and off line. It gives children and young people the essential skills to build positive, enjoyable and non-exploitative relationships and understanding of how to stay safe. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils at Tow Law Millennium Primary School, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our PSHE teaching begins from an early age; in EYFS children have great opportunities to focus on their personal, social and emotional development, as well as their physical development and understanding of the world. Pupils in our school generally have strengths in developing caring friendships and understanding the variation in families who may care for their peers, however they have difficulty developing and processing their online relationships. Our curriculum addresses these limitations, as we seek to use our taught lessons alongside the linked curriculum subjects to improve their understanding in an ever-changing technological world.
PSHE at Tow Law Millennium Primary is taught as a weekly lesson throughout the year. Our curriculum is adapted from the PSHE Association’s Programme Builders and is split into three key areas: Relationships, Health and Wellbeing and Living in the wider world. We ensure that our PSHE curriculum covers all primary aspects of the RSE requirements. Our PSHE curriculum has a question-based approach, with an overarching question for each half term. In KS1 these begin as ‘what?’ and ‘who?’ questions and build throughout KS2 into ‘why?’ and ‘how?’ questions. Our long-term plan is a two-year rolling programme, so that children can achieve depth in their learning. The subject coordinator has identified the key knowledge and skills of each question unit and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school. Teachers will cover key questions within each unit to ensure that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. All year groups access ‘Educate & Celebrate’ books to teach LGBT+ issues and equal opportunities at an age appropriate level. Visitors such as emergency services and the school nurse complement our PSHE curriculum to offer additional learning. Assemblies are also planned to cover any additional sessions that would benefit the whole school. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion and equality. Where required, CPD is provided to staff members to increase confidence and knowledge when teaching PSHE (including RSE).
At Tow Law Millennium Primary School, we firmly believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to children becoming confident, tolerant, resilient and well-rounded adults. Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty. They will approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life. From exposure to a range of global issues and problems, children will build up tolerance and a sense of responsibility of being a global citizen. Through engagement with a variety of Educate and Celebrate texts, children will understand the different lifestyles that people may live and be respectful and tolerant towards those leading different lives to themselves. At Tow Law Millennium, the monitoring of PSHE is carried out following the whole school annual monitoring programme. The subject coordinator also monitors progress, evidence and pupil voice termly.
Please follow this link to view our curriculum policies.