PSHE / RSHE
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) is woven into the fabric of our curriculum and school life. Individual lessons are taught weekly and themes are reinforced throughout each term in whole school assemblies, celebrations and class circle time. In lessons, key vocabulary and real life examples are used to encourage discussion and problem solving. Teachers model the skills of emotional literacy and demonstrate principled, open-minded views. Effective questioning by teachers continually supports the development of opinions and self-esteem, in a safe and supportive environment.
By the end of each key stage, students are active learners who express themselves and accept difference in their community and the wider world. Celebration of difference as well as personal achievements, promotes a culture of equality in our school. Children have improved emotional awareness, tolerance and can identify what makes a healthy relationship. Promoting citizenship through PSHE enables children to make a positive contribution by developing the knowledge and experience needed to claim their rights and understand their responsibilities. It prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life.
Thank you to all those that attended to our RSHE coffee morning on 3rd December. Please find below some FAQ with responses.
In July 2019, The Department for Education released a document changing the previous Sex and Relationship (SRE) guidance to the new Relationships, Sex and Health guidance (RSHE).
Relationships, Sex and Health Education is lifelong learning about physical, sexual, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care for family life. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.
By law primary schools are required to teach relationships and health education, alongside National Curriculum Science and within the context of Safeguarding.
At Monega Primary School we acknowledge that parents/carers are a child’s first and most effective teacher and that is why we believe it is essential that our parents are part of the planning process and are fully informed.
We are now eager to consult with you regarding your views on when and how certain content is covered.
As a result, we invite you to:
- Read the Government Guidance for RSHE
- Read the Department of Educations FAQ's for RSHE
- Read our policy for Relationships and Sex Education- agreed by the Governing Board
- Read Newham Borough RSHE Consultation- inc timeline
- Read Overview of RSHE Content
- Read RSHE Curriculum
- Newham RSHE Factsheet
- End of year Primary expectations for RSHE
As highlighted above Schools are legally required to teach the content of the National Curriculum and as a result, what is taught is ultimately the decision for the School. The right to withdraw children from lessons is explained in the policy.
Please complete the Parent/Carer questionnaire by clicking here.
If you have any queries regarding the consultation process; please do not hesitate to contact the School.
Ms Harris- Head Teacher
Mr Riaz- Chair of Governors
Ms Kemp- Vice Chair of Governors
Ms Enahoro – link governor for RSHE