Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), including Relationship and Sex education (RSE)
The central vision for our school continues to be a place:
“Where every child shows respect, works together, aspires and is nurtured, safe
and can achieve their potential with confidence and pride.”
At Lover's Lane, PSHE is an integral part of all that we do. In 2019, we introduced the '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:
We, in partnership with our parents, have a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world. Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is the school subject that deals with real life issues affecting our children, families and communities. It’s concerned with the social, health and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers.
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.
The aim of RSHE 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.
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.