P.S.H.E and R.S.H.E Intent Vision
In our school, PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent, responsible and respectful members of society.
At Crabtree Farm we support our teaching of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, through the use of the 'SCARF' scheme from Coram Life Education. SCARF stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship. SCARF is a whole-school approach to promoting behaviour, safety, achievement and wellbeing. The SCARF framework consists of lesson plans, planning and assessment that is mapped to the P.S.H.E Association's Programme of Study. Teachers adapt the scheme as appropriate, to ensure the teaching and learning of P.S.H.E aligns with the learning needs of all individuals across the school. The P.S.H.E Framework and R.S.H.E Alignment document details how the children's skills and knowledge will develop during their time in primary school. Have a look to see what your child is learning in P.S.H.E and R.S.H.E!
Relationships and Sexual Health Education
As part of the school’s Personal, Social and Health Education programme, your child will receive lessons on relationships and sexual health education (RSHE) from year 1 to year 6. At Crabtree Farm we follow the Christopher Winters Project to support our teaching and learning of RSHE.
The purpose of these lessons is to provide knowledge and understanding of safe and healthy relationships based on love and respect. This is to encourage the eventual development of safe and healthy relationships in later life. The lessons will develop understanding and attitudes, which will help pupils to form relationships in a responsible and healthy manner and to appreciate the value of stable family life, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage.
From September 2020 the relationship aspect of RSHE forms part of the statutory National Curriculum and therefore is compulsory and will be taught to all primary aged children. Parents/carers still have the right to withdraw their child from the sex education aspect of RSHE, when it is taught in year 6.
Examples of some of the learning objectives covered are:
Year 1 - To know how to keep clean and look after oneself.
Year 3 - To understand that all families are different and have different family members and identify who to go to for help and support.
Year 5 - To explain the main physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty and ask questions about puberty with confidence.
We will inform parents/carers of the learning outcomes and topics covered in RSHE each term, through our year group termly newsletters.
Our Relationships and Sex Education Policy is reviewed annually. It is available by clicking on the link above. Parents/carers are welcome to contact our PSHE subject leader to discuss this further, if they require more information.
Right to withdraw from sexual education when in year 6
Whilst we always try to work with parents/carers to explore their views, we also accept that parents/carers can exercise their right to withdraw their child from the sex education elements of our programme (other than that which comes within the science curriculum). There is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education or Health Education. Parents/carers can exercise their right to withdraw their child from sex education in year 6 by sending a letter or email to the Headteacher.