Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE) is taught as an integrated part of the broad and balanced curriculum at Wellstead Primary School. It is embedded in our school ethos - Sowing the Seeds of Success, where the values of caring for ourselves and others and achievement for all are valued and nurtured.
Wellstead Primary School will deliver Relationships Education, Health Education and some Sex Education. All of our teaching is sensitive and age-appropriate in approach and content and taught in the context of a broad and balanced curriculum. Parents are consulted annually.
Effective teaching in these subjects will ensure that core knowledge is broken down into units of manageable size and communicated clearly to pupils, in a carefully sequenced way, within a planned programme or lessons. Teaching will include sufficient well-chosen opportunities and contexts for pupils to embed new knowledge so that it can be used confidently in real life situations.
Relationships Sex and Health Education is be accessible for all pupils. This is particularly important when planning teaching for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We will make reasonable adjustments to alleviate disadvantage and be mindful of the SEND Code of Practice when planning for these subjects. Content and teaching will be differentiated to meet the specific needs of pupils at different developmental stages. We are aware that some pupils are more vulnerable to exploitation, bullying and other issues due to the nature of their SEND.
Wellstead Primary School uses SCARF https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/ which provides planning from EYFS to Y6 which is broken into half termly units and covers all of the statutory requirements.
The SCARF planning maps a sequence of clear units of work which are repeated and build upon the knowledge and skills of the previous year. The themes are:
· Me and My Relationships
· Valuing Difference
· Keeping Myself Safe
· Rights and Responsibilities
· Being My Best
· Growing and Changing