At Rickleton Primary PSHCE is taught throughout the school from EYFS to KS2. We aim to give our pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep them safe, healthy and happy as they grow up and to help them make the right choices, develop confidence and self-esteem; ultimately preparing them for their future life and work in modern Britain. Treating others with consideration and mutual respect, being thoughtful in actions and planning for the future as responsible citizens are our intended outcomes.
Our pupils are given the opportunity to explore issues in a caring and non-judgmental environment with staff and pupils they know well.
Our PSHCE curriculum has six main themes:
Me and my relationships
Keeping myself safe
My healthy lifestyle
Me and my future
Becoming an active citizen
Keeping safe, growth mindset and positive mental health as well as pupil voice are weaved throughout each theme.
Throughout the six themes we focus on E-safety, Sex and relationships education – including LGBT+ inclusion and HBT bullying, Drugs, alcohol and tobacco and wider risk-taking behaviours, Healthy lifestyles – both physical and emotional wellbeing, Careers education and personal finance, Citizenship and Emotional health and wellbeing – including anti-bullying learning outcomes.
Throughout the year, we often tailor pupil learning events such as specific focus weeks or whole school assemblies to support their PSHCE education.
Wherever possible we seek to make cross curricular links for pupils with related topics in science, mathematics, religious education, history, geography and any other related subjects.
Details of the PSHCE themes and curriculum coverage can be found in each year group’s parent overview letter which is sent out at the beginning of every term.
Rainbow Flag Award
This year at Rickleton Primary we have an excellent opportunity to be involved in the Rainbow Flag Award. The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, focusing on LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities) inclusion and visibility. The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to combat LGBTphobic bullying.
Committing our school to the Rainbow Flag Award is a commitment to improve the lives of all our pupils, as well as those from LGBT+ families and LGBT+ staff members.
Throughout the year we will commit to a process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, helping us to meet the standards in the following areas:
For more information please ask in school or go to https://www.rainbowflagaward.co.uk/