Personal, Social Health and Relationship Education is integral to our school. “The schools work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding” OFSTED January 2019
Our PSHE Curriculum lead is Miss Austin.
Information about our PSHE Curriculum can be found by following the link below.
We compliment our curriculum by developing our children’s understanding of Character and the principals of Character Education.
Relationships and Sex Education
“Relationships between staff and pupils is exemplary. This is because staff model the characteristics and behaviour they want to see pupils use” OFSTED Jan 2019
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) has a vital role to play in contributing to the personal and social development of the children in our care. From when a child begins school, teachers play a very significant part in helping children understand themselves and how they relate to others. It is therefore firmly rooted in our framework for PSHE.
At St Oswald’s Church of England Primary School we believe that RSE is an entitlement for all children, supporting them in managing their lives now and preparing them for an adult life in which they are able to manage relationships confidently. This policy has been written by the Head teacher in consultation with teaching staff and governors. As part of our school’s review of PSHE this policy will be reviewed in consultation with the wider school community, including children, parents and support staff.
RSE is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is not about the promotion of sexual orientation or sexual activity – this would be inappropriate teaching. The objective of RSE is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. A successful programme will help young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.
RSE will :
- be developmental and appropriate to the age and stage of the child;
- put forward factual knowledge and encourage the exploration of facts;
- examine opinions and concepts and encourage discussion;
- encourage awareness, respect and responsibility for oneself and others.
Our Policy and Curriculum overview can be found here
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Children and Adult’s Mental Health and Well being is extremely important to all members of staff at St Oswald’s Primary School.
Mrs Wood is trained in leading Mental Health and Well being to other schools.
Our Policy can be found here.
Miss Austin ensures that through the PSHE Curriculum we are supporting children to develop an awareness of health and well being. There are a number of links below which can support our families if you would like more guidance on emotional and mental health and well being.
Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Education
At St Oswald’s C.E. Primary School we strive to create a learning environment which promote respect, diversity and self-awareness and equips all of our pupils with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they will need to succeed in their future lives.
The curriculum provides a wide range of artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities that encourage pupils to work together and use imagination in their learning. Activities are planned that require pupils to reflect and empathize with others as well as giving them the confidence to provide their opinions and develop their own view points. Teachers outline the areas in which they will meet SMSC objectives in a termly SMSC planning outline.
We use a variety of materials across school and closely link SMSC with our PSHE scheme of work.
St Oswald’s recognises that effective learning is based on a partnership between school, home, church and the wider community, encouraging all to make a positive contribution to each other.
Our SMSC Policy can be found here;