PSHE and RSE at London Fields
We believe that Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex education (RSE) helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to make informed choices, lead confident, healthy, independent lives, in order to become active and responsible citizens. Through PSHE and RSE, we aim to give children the tools to make sense of their personal experiences, to understand and manage their feelings and to successfully navigate the world that they are growing up in.
Under the new statutory guidance issued by the DfE, Relationships and Health Education is now compulsory. The aim of Health Education is to give pupils the information that they need to make good decisions about their physical and mental health and wellbeing. The focus of Relationship Education is about teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with family members, other children and adults.
We believe that to be effective, Relationship and Sex education (RSE) should always be taught within a broader Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) education programme. PSHE and RSE enhances and is enhanced by learning related to topics including: keeping physical and mentally healthy; respectful and healthy relationships; emotional and mental wellbeing; and the development of skills and attributes such as communication skills, risk management and decision making. Lessons will be evidence based, age and culturally appropriate, based in the law and sensitive to the needs of pupils
Here is a video about PSHE and RSE at London Fields, including the new statutory changes:
How is PSHE and RSE taught across Key Stages?
In Early Years PSED (Personal, social and emotional development) is split into three areas:
- making relationships
- self-confidence and self-awareness
- managing feelings and behaviour
The school fosters and develops relationships between home, school and local community. Children are encouraged to learn to work, share, take turns and co-operate with others. They are encouraged to be independent and make choices for themselves. They are also encouraged to be sensitive to the needs of others and to respect other cultures and beliefs. Children are enabled to become confident and develop a positive self-image.
KS1 and KS2
Each half term, children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two are presented with a ‘big question’. The ‘big questions’ that the children explore, cover a range of topics related to:
- Living in the wider world
- Health and wellbeing
- Relationship and Sex Education
Children are given opportunities to explore the ‘big question’ through thoughtfully planned, age-appropriate activities and tasks.
Below you can find an overview of the 'big questions' taught throughout the year. You will also find the resources used in our PSHE RSE lessons that were recently shared during our virtual workshops:
PSHE and RSE is also promoted in the wider curriculum. Children take part in Philosophy for Children lessons in which they are exposed to and learn about the big philosophical questions that govern our lives. They are given the opportunity to explore social and moral issues and form their own opinions and beliefs, developing their sense of social and moral responsibility. They reflect on their personal experiences and learn about the importance of citizenship and our rights and responsibilities as British and global citizens. Along with P4C, PSHE and RSE is promoted during assemblies and Work Week and Science and sustainability.
Below is a copy of our draft policy.
- Visits from Leigh Day solicitors launched Work Week for children in Year Six.
- This week, Year Six went to the Hackney Museum to do a series of workshops, all designed to help us to become good citizens.
- Today we demonstrated our plans for the future by dressing up as 'Big Me'. We represented a huge range of careers from Doctors and Vets, to Pilots and Footballers, Builders and Fashion Designers and a LOT of teachers!