Life Skills – (PSHE, including Relationship and Sex education (RSE) Key Documents

At Lover’s Lane, Life Skills (PSHE including RSE) is an integral part of all that we do. At Lovers’ Lane we use ‘You, Me, PSHE’ scheme of work to supplement our strong pastoral care. All classes follow the progressive curriculum, to support children’s development, through seven PSHE strands:

  • Sex and relationship education (RSE)
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education (DARE)
  • Keeping safe and managing risk
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • Careers, financial capability & economic wellbeing
  • Identity, society and equality

At Lovers’ Lane, all staff prioritise the well-being of our children and families. Staff will provide personalised PSHE or RSE education, where appropriate,  through a variety of strategies, including stories, circle times, discussions and Take 5 breathing.

Relationship and Sex Education

The aim of RSE is to help children build healthy friendships and positive relationships in an age appropriate way.  The overall objectives of the RSE curriculum are concerned about raising awareness of attitudes and values, developing personal and social skills and promoting knowledge and understanding.  RSE covers more than biological facts and information.  It endeavours to help children develop self-esteem, self-responsibility as well as the acquisition of understanding and attitudes which prepare children to develop caring, stable, healthy relationships.  Appreciation of the value of self-respect, dignity, marriage, civil partnership and parental duty should be encouraged in all pupils together with the sensitivity to the needs of others, loyalty and acceptance of responsibility.  RSE will look at aspects of diversity in an inclusive and non-judgemental way.

Parental rights to withdraw

We are committed to ensuring that the education provided to pupils in relationships education / RSE is appropriate to the age of pupils and compliant with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

We recognise, in accordance with statutory guidance, that parents have the right to request for their child to be withdrawn from some or all of the sex education delivered as part of the statutory RSE (other than sex education in the National Curriculum as part of Science), but not from relationships education at primary.  Parents / carers wishing to exercise this right must do so in writing to their class teacher, head teacher or the RSHE lead. We will make reasonable adjustments and provide suitable work for their child(ren) at this time.

DARE

Alongside our PSHE scheme, our students in Year 5 and Year 6 complete the Nottinghamshire DARE programme.

The Great Project

Our Year 5 and 6 Pupils learn about healthy relationships, domestic abuse awareness and respect when the Great Project come in to teach some sessions.