PSHCE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Citizens Education and is part of our curriculum at Swaffield.
Our school is committed to promoting the health and well-being the whole school community and fully recognises the important relationship between well-being and learning. Through PSHCE and the wider curriculum we promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and work to prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. PHSCE education is extremely important to us, is at the heart of our school ethos and is embedded throughout all areas of the wider curriculum.
We take pride in ensuring all children develop a healthy understanding of a wide range of subjects, including:
• who they are including personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences
• relationships, including different types and in different settings
• how they can keep healthy (both emotionally and physically)
• how they can contribute to the school community and the wider community in which they live
• safety, including e-safety
• diversity and equality, in all its forms
• change and resilience, the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging
change or circumstance
Sex and Relationships Education
Sex and Relationships Education at Swaffield is planned in the context of a broad and balanced programme of PSHCE (personal, social and health education) from early years of schooling.
It is set within the framework of the National Curriculum and taught through topics wherever possible. Sex relationships education is also set within a more holistic moral framework which takes into account different cultural and religious standpoints and as such contributes to ensuring the well-being and safeguarding of our children.
Schemes of Work for this subject by year group:
We write to parents/carers to inform them when their child’s class will be having Sex & Relationship Education lessons.
Although participation is highly recommended, parents are allowed to withdraw their children. We would like the opportunity to discuss any withdrawal with you to ensure there are no misunderstandings about the nature of the programme and in order to clarify which parts of the programme are statutory and required by the National Curriculum.
We therefore request that you speak to your child’s class teacher before making your decision. In any case, parents wishing to exercise their right to withdraw must inform the school in writing. We ask that you put your request in writing and give this to the School Office.