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PSHE, including RSE

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"PSHE education helps pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they'll face."

PSHE Association

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe while preparing them to make the most of life and work. When taught well, PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.

Our Programme of Study sets out learning opportunities for key stages 1 & 2, based on three core themes:

CORE THEME 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING 

CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS
CORE THEME 3: LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD

At St James CE School, we consider that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an integral part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum and is linked to that for Science. The focus of the subject is on building healthy relationships in all aspects of life. We aim to offer pupils a carefully planned programme on human development, relationships, sexuality, and family life within a safe, comfortable atmosphere built around our Christian values. The programme is set within a moral framework and matched to the pupils’ level of maturity. This RSE policy reflects the requirements of the DCSF Sex and Relationship Guidance. 

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At St James, we use PSHE Association's scheme of work. Please see samples of the scheme below. For more information, please contact our PSHE & RSE lead, Mrs S Pilling via the school office.

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