Health, Relationship and Sex Education
At Frizington Community Primary School, we all work together to support our children to grow up healthy, happy and safe - prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of childhood, adolescence and into adult life. Through our teaching of RSE and health education, our objective is to:
- Teach about healthy, loving relationships.
- Help children move with confidence from childhood to adolescence.
- Enable children to make informed decisions about how to safeguard themselves, including in an increasingly connected world.
- Help children develop skills to enable them to understand difference, respect themselves and others • Develop confidence in talking, listening and thinking about feelings and relationships.
- Promote positive emotional and mental wellbeing, including how friendships can support.
- Develop positive attitudes and to explore and clarify values.
- Teach children that there are different family types, but they all share the same values
- Help children develop the skills and understanding they need to live confident, healthy and independent lives.
We use the Coram Life Education’s SCARF resources (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) and the Kidsafe Mental Health and Safeguarding programme as a basis for our curriculum. This is organised into an EYFS programme and a two-year rolling programme for Key Stage 1, lower Key Stage 2 and upper Key Stage 2. Each week, a range of teaching styles are adopted to aid the delivery of sessions which is supplemented by a robust assembly plan that incorporates NSPCC assemblies, the Phunky Foods Healthy Eating Programme and the Picture News Assembly Programme.
E-safety is also a priority, this is taught weekly through our computing sessions, where we use ‘Teach Computing’ and ‘Project Evolve’. This is reinforced by staff each time the children use computing technology. In addition, each February we participate in ‘Internet Safety Week’ which includes workshops for parents and regular communications on how to support their children to be safe online.
In all sessions, staff will ensure that appropriate language is used in the classroom and that nobody is made to feel uncomfortable or unable to participate and that the Fundamental British Value of ‘Mutual Respect’ is observed at all times. There may be occasions where classes will be split into gender groups for certain lessons. RSE lessons will be rigorously planned, and the content will be both medically and factually correct, treating sex as a normal and pleasurable fact of life. Throughout School, staff and pupils will use the correct terminology when referring to the main external and internal sexual and reproductive parts of the body. The content of the RSE curriculum is outlined within the SCARF scheme of work. It is delivered by teaching staff, although non-teaching staff may be involved in a supportive role in some RSE lessons. Both teaching and non-teaching staff play an important pastoral role by offering support to pupils. We have three Emotional Literacy Support Assistants and a Learning Mentor to help children who need additional support.
By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content based on: Families and People who Care for Them, Caring Friendships, Respectful Relationships, Online Relationships and Being Safe. The positive impact is evident through the well-rounded, confident, tolerant and independent pupils that leave us at the end of Year 6.
The pupils’ attitude, behaviour and demeanour around School, within lessons, at playtimes and out in the community, demonstrates the respect, tolerance and high aspirations that our pupils have of themselves and each other.
Pupils leave us ready for their next step into secondary school and are armed with skills, knowledge and understanding that they can take forward into adulthood.
Our pupils leave us prepared for life in an ever-changing modern Britain. They have the tools they need to succeed, keep themselves safe and thrive.