As a school, our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of the children in our care. The school believes the teaching of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is an important part in supporting our children’s personal development. It also incorporates the statutory teaching of Relationships and Health education. Teaching this subject is in the best interests of the children as it helps ensure the children’s physical and emotional health, safety and wellbeing, encourages their personal development and prepares them for life in modern Britain.
At Willenhall Community Primary School we also endeavour to empower all our pupils with life skills that will enable them to become responsible and inspirational members of the local and world community. We feel it is important that children feel happy and secure so that they can work to the best of their ability and make good progress in all their subjects.
Children take part in weekly PSHE sessions which develop their personal and social skills well as equipping them with the skills and knowledge to live a healthy life.
Click here for the PSHE Long Term Plan which includes the topics for each year group.
Relationships and Health Education
See our Policies & Guidance page for our “Relationships, Health and Sex Education policy”.
The content of this policy is decided after full consultation with parents, carers, staff and children, to ensure to meets the needs of all the children in our care.
The Department for Education recommends that all primary schools should have a Sex Education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. It should ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science – how a baby is conceived and born.
Sex Education in primary schools is now legally separate from Relationships and Health Education. Sex Education will remain a non-statutory part of the Year 6 curriculum, where parents have the right to opt their child in or out of these sessions.
We consult with parents every academic year to put together the specific content of these sessions. Annually, parents and carers are invited in to discuss the Sex Education their child(ren) will be taught that year. They are able to look at the resources that will be used and will be offered advice on how to discuss the topics taught with their children at home.
For further details please see our “Relationships, Health and Sex Education policy” on the Policies & Guidance page.
Please contact the school if you have any questions about Relationships and Health Education, or Sex Education for Year 6, and we will be more than happy to help you.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural experiences (SMSC)
Many activities in our school also contribute to children’s wider personal development and the children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development (SMSC).
Regular assemblies, educational visits, visitors to school about future careers, school events, religious festivals, the election of our School Council and participation in community projects all help to develop personal qualities and give children high quality personal experiences. In addition, we host other events throughout the year, such as Children’s Mental Health week, Anti-Bullying week, Online Safety days and other events across the school.
You can see what activities have been taking place recently by looking at our School Newsletter and by checking our Twitter feed.