Personal Development

Personal Development is central to our daily lives, focusing on promoting children’s and social development, including health and well-being.

Some issues and aspects considered in our PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) curriculum include:

  • spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC)
  • citizenship and British values
  • sex and relationship education
  • substance misuse
  • staying safe
  • dealing with difference
  • emotional health
  • anti-bullying and tolerance
  • personal safety
  • inter-personal skills
  • self esteem

These are responded to within a curriculum framework supporting educational entitlement for all pupils and as part of a whole school approach. Issues will always be covered in consideration to the children’s age and emotional maturity.

Sex Education

Based on the themes of human development and family life, sex education is covered through a cross-curricular topic approach. This ensures that sex education is kept in perspective and not isolated as something special to learn. It is important that parents also take equal responsibility for dealing with this aspect of learning. Setting what is being discussed in the context of the family and caring relationships, they can build on and individualise what has been shared at school.

See our ‘Policies‘ section on the School Office page to read the Relationship and Sex Education Policy.