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Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education

As a part of your child’s education here at Parkfield, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. This is why the government have made Relationships and Health Education compulsory in all primary schools in England. 

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. Our curriculum is built around three core themes: Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health & Wellbeing. 

I am writing to let you know that, as of after February half term, each year group will be taking part in lessons which will focus on a key questions/themes per year group and it will be explored in different ways as your child/ren move throughout the school. 

Key questions for Relationships Education: 

Why are families and friendships important? How do we respect ourselves and others? What do ‘safe relationships’ mean? Lessons in years 5 & 6 will include pupils learning about sex education (RSE) aspect of this programme, which is detailed in a separate letter in the Summer term. 

Key questions for Health Education:

How can I stay mentally and physically well? What happens when I grow and change? How can I keep myself safe?

Key questions for Living in the Wider World: 

What does it mean to belong to a community? What is media literacy and digital resilience?  How can I be a global citizen? Why does money and work matter?

PSHE education is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and governing body. All PSHE teaching & Learning will take place in a safe learning environment, where children are able to ask questions and is underpinned by our school ethos and values.

Click on the link below to view our Relationship and Health Education Policy.