At Water Street, Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) including Relationships Sex Education (RSE) is at the heart of our school ethos and runs throughout all that we do. We believe that PSHE enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society who demonstrate respect and tolerance. It aims to help pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a valuable member of an ever changing diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. PSHE is an important part of school assemblies and collective worship were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured.
At Water Street Primary School, pupils are taught regularly timetabled PSHE / RSE lessons by a member of Water Street staff with whom the pupils are familiar. Staff follow our tailor-made whole school scheme to plan their lessons. We follow North Yorkshire Guidance whilst ensuring the Statutory RSE curriculum is taught. Lessons are adapted to meet the needs of each individual class and to deal with issues as they arise. Data from the ‘Growing Up In North Yorkshire Survey’ is used to ensure lessons meet the needs of our pupils. Assemblies, themed days, visits and visitors are used to support the teaching and are not used in place of it. Staff are provided with the relevant CPD to ensure they are confident in delivering all aspects of the PSHE/RSE curriculum. The Curriculum is split into 6 themes and is taught as a spiral curriculum so topics are re-visited in more depth to match the maturity of the pupils.
Becoming an active citizen (British Values/ What it means to be British)
Keeping myself safe
Me and My Relationships (RSE)
Healthy Lifestyles (Including Emotional Health and Well Being / see separate link on website)
Me and My Future
We are proud of the PSHE / RSE work that we deliver at Water Street, the evidence being seen through the well-rounded, confident, tolerant and independent pupils that leave us at the end of year 6.