Personal Social Health Economic education (PSHE) is taught on its own and threads throughout other subjects too. It is continually promoted through Circle Time, assemblies, School Council, and Buddies. The school has been awarded the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Bronze Award in recognition of its work in this area.
The objective of sex and relationships education is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional, social and moral development. SRE will promote the spiritual, moral, cultural mental and physical development of pupils at this school and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Pupils will be encouraged to talk openly and their questions answered honestly in a way that respects diversity of cultures and family forms.
Our vision statement and vision vessel reflects our desire to provide the best possible education, opportunities and environment for all who are part of our school. We believe that our school should be an inclusive community where ALL aim high, achieve well and develop self-confidence, positive values and beliefs, a sense of community, well-being and caring attitudes towards others. PSHE is central to this ethos and equips children with the knowledge, skills and strategies to live healthy, safe and responsible lives.
Our PSHE curriculum covers all areas of the subject. One timetabled PSHE lesson per week is taught throughout the school by the class teacher or by HLTA’s. The school utilises the 3d PSHE scheme provided by Dimensions Curriculums to structure our PSHE programme. Additionally, in order to tailor our curriculum to meet the needs of our pupils as a Church of England school, additional lessons and resources are utilised from the ‘Goodness and Mercy’ lesson plans sourced from the Bristol diocese. In the Foundation Stage, PSHE is an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. There are many other opportunities where children are involved in PSHE outside of the discreet lesson, including assemblies where a range of themes are covered. The school has an active school council (there are 2 representatives from each class from Y1 to Y6) who work to improve our school. There are joint activities between year groups including cross curricular days whereby the children are grouped into their house teams. The school actively participates in ‘Healthy Eating Week’ and ‘Anti-Bullying week,’ There is also a ‘buddies’ system outside at playtime and lunchtime run by KS2 pupils, an eco-council, a ‘Reading Buddies’ system, regular sharings with parents of pupils’ work and First Aid.
At Derry Hill School you will see:
- regular, well-structured lessons
- engaged and motivated pupils involved in PSHE learning through a variety of means including circle times, discussions, debates, poster designs, drama activities to name but a few
- confident learners who are developing their abilities to articulate their feelings and emotions
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Sex and relationships education is lifelong learning about sex, sexuality, emotions, relationships and sexual health. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.
During Key Stages 1 and 2, learners gradually build on the skills, attitudes and values, knowledge and understanding that they have started to acquire and develop in the Early Years/ Foundation Stage. SRE education offers learning opportunities and experiences which reflect the increasing independence and physical and social awareness of learners as they move through the primary phase. They learn skills to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and keep themselves safe. It is important to remain flexible as events such as bereavements or other major events might require learning to be moved between Key Stages. SRE education assists pupils to cope with the changes at puberty, introduces them to the wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.
Sex and Relationships Education will contribute to the foundation of PSHE by ensuring that all children:
- Develop confidence in talking, listening and thinking about feelings and relationships
• Develop their self-esteem and sense of responsibility
• Are able to name parts of the body and describe how their bodies work
• Can protect themselves and ask for help and support
• Are prepared for puberty
RSE Parent Information Session March 2022
Below is our RSE Parent Information Session and PowerPoint. If you have any questions about the RSE teaching please email your child’s or children’s class directly.
Parent Information PowerPoint March 2022 – Derry Hill School SRE Presentation 2022
3D PSHE RSE overview – 3D PSHE RELATIONSHIPS PROGRAMME OF STUDY
Year 1 – 2020 3D PSHE YEAR ONE OVERVIEW
Year 2 – 2020 3D PSHE YEAR TWO OVERVIEW
Year 3 – 2020 3D PSHE YEAR THREE OVERVIEW
Year 4 – 2020 3D PSHE YEAR FOUR OVERVIEW
Year 5 – 2020 3D PSHE YEAR FIVE OVERVIEW
Year 6 – 2020 3D PSHE YEAR SIX OVERVIEW
Year 6 Sex Education Quiz Sample
Diocese and Church of England RSE information – https://www.churchofengland.org/about/education-and-schools/church-schools-and-academies/relationships-sex-and-health-education