As part of your child’s education at Summercroft, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. PSHE education is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed by the staff and governing body. All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values. As a school we follow the PSHE Coram Life Education programme, which covers the following topics:
- Me and my Relationships
- Being my Best
- Valuing Differences
- Keeping Myself Safe
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Growing and Changing
Pupils always have opportunities to ask questions and talk about their thoughts and feelings.
There are lessons which will focus on the Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) aspect of this programme. All lessons will be age-appropriate and will be taught in the Nursery class up to Year 6. For more information follow the link below:
Furthermore, in line with the Equality Act 2010 we will be addressing equality and diversity across the school. This will be intertwined with everyday learning and language used, along with specific age-appropriate topics. The Equality Act 2010 provides a single, consolidated source of discrimination law, covering all the types of discrimination that are unlawful. We are working towards the Stonewall School Champions Bronze Award in order that we can celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes or bullying.
Everyone in Britain is protected by the act. The ‘protected characteristics’ under the act are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion and belief
- sexual orientation
Below is an ‘easy read’ version of the Equality Act 2010. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85012/easy-read.pdf
Children, parents and staff are all part of our school community and, as such, are valued for their differences and the contributions they make to school life.
For your reference we have included a link of some of the books we will be using in school to aid our diverse curriculum
If you do have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact either Miss O’Leary, Mrs Greenhill or Mr Jess.