Relationships and Health Education Intent
We aim for our children to be knowledge about the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, how to stay healthy both physically and mentally and how to navigate the online and real world. Our curriculum fulfils the duties of the new statutory guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education. We know the importance of enabling our pupils to be ready to meet the challenges in their lives and growing evidence suggests that the skills and attributes acquired through R&HE education have a significant impact on pupils' academic achievement, employability and future life chances.
Our curriculum is:
- ambitious for all pupils
- successfully adapted, designed and developed for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities
- broad and balanced for all pupils
Relationships and Health Education Implementation
At St Peter’s we have adapted the Healthy Schools Planning to suit our community and predominantly use the lesson plans and resources from Coram Life Education.
- R&HE is taught weekly with the following timetable allocation: EYFS/KS1 30 mins per week; KS2 45/50 minutes per week.
- Groupings: Mixed classes unless single sex sessions are more appropriate.
- Lessons are adapted to suit those with additional needs and at times delivered 1:1 or in small groups.
- Content is delivered by the class teacher and other outside visitors. Other teachers may also be involved as appropriate.
- R&HE is taught in dedicated lessons and subject specific lessons, e.g. Science, computing.
- Children learn through different types of activities, e.g. discussions, role play, debates, video clips, stories, media analysis.
- Extra-curricular opportunities are given to pupil to share and apply their learning, e.g. Participation in the School Council, class assemblies and school productions, School visits – residential, local home for the elderly and a yearly visit to the Life Education bus.
- Drugs, Alcohol and tobacco are delivered using the Christopher Winter Project resources.
- Sex Education is taught in the summer term of Year 6 after a discussion of how it will be taught and resources shared with the parents of the pupils in Year 6.