PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)
At Mayflower Federation, we believe PSHEE to be an integral part of our curriculum that allows children to understand themselves as people. It is only with a thorough understanding of ourselves that we can support children through the topical issues that they will come to experience as they grow up. Mayflower Federation buys into and utilises a PSHEE consultant who is used to support teachers in the planning and delivery of more complex topics within the curriculum. The RSE curriculum is also supported, and in some instances delivered, by a consultant with expert knowledge in this field. PSHEE is taught in isolation and is taught for 60 mins per week, every two weeks, or 30 mins per week.
PHSEE Learning Journey
RSE (Relationship & Sex Education):
The teaching of Relationships & Sex Education, using an integrated and consistent approach, is an important aspect of pupils’ education, enabling them to make informed choices throughout their development. Relationships & Sex Education includes planned opportunities to support the development of self-confidence and relationships, enabling pupils to participate harmoniously in the wider community. We strive to support and promote the achievements and confidence of all pupils. Celebrating everyone’s success in a happy, creative environment where differences are valued is a key aim of our school.
The aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) at our school are to:
- Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
- Prepare pupils for puberty and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
- Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
- Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
- Help children develop feelings of self-respect, self-esteem, self-confidence, sympathy and empathy.
- Support pupils to understand and express their feelings through providing appropriate vocabulary and communication skills.
- Support pupils to understand how to keep themselves safe.
- Nurture a responsible attitude towards personal relationships including aspects of mutual respect and care.
- Develop sensitivity towards the needs of others.
- Provide knowledge of loving relationships.
- Provide knowledge of human reproductive processes.
- Inform on matters of personal hygiene and related health issues.
- Encourage exploration of values and moral issues taking into account physical, emotional and moral risks associated with certain behavior.
- Provide information about agencies that can give support and information on health and related issues.