Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship
AII children receive a well planned programme of personal, social and health and citizenship education following the SEAL programme.
We believe that the school environment, alongside the home, plays a critical role in helping our children to become responsible, independent people who will be more able to become productive, socially aware citizens.
How PSHE is covered:
A lot of our personal and social education occurs naturally within the school on a daily basis through the general concern and care that members of the school have for one another.
In addition, we have a planned programme of acitivites that cover the following areas:
- Social and emotional aspects
- Substance Use and Misuse
- Family Life Education
- Health-Related Exercise
- Food and Nutrition
- Personal Hygiene
- Environmental Aspects
- Aspects of government and law
- Sex Education
Sex education is taught mainly in years 4 and 6. It is sensitively done and parents are kept informed about the teaching so it can be followed up at home. Parents have access to what is being taught and can withdraw their child if they so wish.
We use a series of DVDs entitled 'Living and growing' (made by channel 4) to support our teaching.
As part of our current curriculum, the government request that the children are taught about "British Values"and these are defined as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. At Northmead, we will be learning in more detail about each of these values during the course of the year. Each week the children will be given a question relating to the them, to think about in more detail within their classes. The best responses will be shared in assembly on a Friday with the teacher taking assembly. The children have been showing us what reflective and empathetic individuals they are, which is a pleasure to see. We are very proud of you!
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