PSHE and RSE Vision

Tony Robbins – The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education enables the children at Ringmer Primary and Nursery school to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives now and in the future. These attributes help our children to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. Our PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.

Our curriculum equips our children with the knowledge to understand the choices they face as they grow up and the skills to make safe choices as they prepare to become adults. We help our children learn about mental health as well as physical health as part of our whole school well-being approach to teaching and learning. Our children are taught to recognise, name, express and manage a range of emotions. They learn about healthy lifestyles, personal safety (including on-and offline), managing money, relationships and preparing for work. Our children acquire skills to develop positive friendships and explore bullying and controlling behaviour and what to do if they are being treated in a way they do not like. We create a non-judgemental environment where all our children feel safe and secure to ask questions, so everyone feels valued and respected.

Our programme of study aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking. These are delivered in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education), as well as the statutory aspects of the Relationships and Sex Education, and Health Education guidance.

PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons, circle time, assemblies, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils’ experiences. Such as taking part in Mental Health Week, Anti-bullying week, Internet Safety Week, Cycle/Walk to school week along with eco and other local projects. We welcome a range of visitors into school from the world of work and the local community to enrich the children’s learning experiences. It allows pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. At Ringmer Primary and Nursery School, we embrace the way in which PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and its close links to the school’s Safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policies.

Vision for RSE

Relationships and sex education (RSE) at Ringmer Primary and Nursery School is learning about the body, feelings, beliefs, relationships, rights and responsibilities and knowing how and when to ask for help if it is needed. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE empowers children to build self-esteem, offer positive and open views and support mutual respect and celebration of self and others, providing a strong foundation to be successful in life by:

Providing a spiral curriculum, allowing for the development of knowledge relevant to the age and stage of the learner.

Providing an inclusive learning environment which is safe and empowering for everyone involved.

Teaching non-biased, accurate and factual information that is positively inclusive.

Developing character skills to support healthy and safe relationships, ensuring comfortable communication about emotions, bodies and relationships and using appropriate terminology.

Promoting critical awareness of differing attitudes and views presented through society, the media and peers to enable the nurturing of personal values based on respect.

Providing protection from shock or guilt.

Actively involving pupils as evaluators to ensure relevance.

Ensuring pupils are informed of their rights, including the legal framework and how to access confidential help to keep themselves and others safe.

Oscar Wilde – Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Curriculum Overview

PSHE and RSE Curriculum Overview.pdf