Our PSHE curriculum, HeartSmart, is delivered through class collective worship; it is about recognising that we have the power to choose well.
The introductory lessons to HeartSmart consider self mastery and taking ownership of the decisions we make, which is foundational to becoming a fulfilled person.
They set the context for the HeartSmart High Five -these rest on:
Self-worth - Learning how to love and value yourself well.
Empathy - Exploring the importance of others and how to love them well.
Forgiveness - Learning how to process negative emotions, disappointment and hurt.
Identity - Learning how to be authentically you and how to communicate truth well.
Grit - Learning how to develop and maintain a growth mindset.
The aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) at our school are to:
- Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
- Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
- Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
- Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
- Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
- Unlock learning whilst flourishing in God’s love
There is a statutory RSE curriculum and a non-statutory RSE curriculum.
As a maintained primary school we must provide relationships education to all pupils as per section 65 of the RSE Statutory Guidance.
However, we are not required to provide sex education but we do need to teach the elements of sex education contained in the science curriculum. At St Peter’s we teach RSE as set out in our RSE policy which can be found in our policy section of our website.