Our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), together with aspects from our Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE), enables our children to become healthy, independent, aspirational and responsible members of a diverse and ever-changing society.
At Greythorn, we teach these aspects of the curriculum as . We strive to help our pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, and support them to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. This promotes positive behaviour, good mental health and wellbeing, resilience and achievement, helping children to stay safe online, developing healthy and safe relationships, making sense of media messages, challenging extreme views and having the skills and attributes to negotiate and assert themselves now and in the future. Alongside this we promote the British Values: Respect and Tolerance, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Democracy.
For our RSHE teaching, as a school, we are aware that we need to be mindful of and respectful to a wide variety of faith and cultural beliefs and we plan our curriculum with sensitivity in mind; equally, it is essential that young people still have access to the learning they need to stay safe, healthy and understand their rights as individuals. We will not discriminate against pupils because of their age, sex, race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment or sexual orientation (collectively known as the protected characteristics). We actively teach our children to respect the protected characteristics and value and respect the differences in others.
At Greythorn Primary School, RSHE enables our children to become healthy, confident and informed individuals who can make responsible choices. Effective RSHE can make a significant contribution to the development of the personal skills needed by pupils if they are to establish and maintain positive relationships. It also enables young people to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and well-being.
We acknowledge that all young people deserve the right to honest, open and factual information to help better form their own beliefs and values, free from bias, judgement or subjective personal beliefs of those who teach them.
We believe that our Learning for Life programme positively impacts both academic and non-academic outcomes for all pupils.