PSHE and RSE
At Worksop Priory Academy, we intend to deliver a PSHE/SRE curriculum that is accessible for all. We intend it to be at the heart of our Academy, enabling our children to become healthy, safe, independent, responsible members of society.
We believe that our curriculum is crucial in supporting our children’s personal and moral development, their understanding of rights and responsibilities and their appreciation of what it means to be part of a diverse society.
Underpinned by our Church School visions and values, and our school rule of Respect (Respect Yourself, Others and Our school) , we expect to see the curriculum lived out in action every day through the attitudes, behaviour and relationships within the academy community.
Our curriculum follows the PSHE Association scheme, enhanced and supplemented by high quality external providers e.g DARE, and planned events with a specific focus, e.g. Anti -Bullying Week. The core concepts taught are Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Within the curriculum offer, there is emphasis on the needs of our specific community and the locality that we serve.
Our curriculum is progressive and builds knowledge as the children move through the academy. There are regular opportunities for children to use their knowledge and skills across the wider curriculum, with strong cross curricular links to subjects such as RE (faiths and cultures) and Computing (Digital Citizenship and online safety), as well as opportunities, both in school and outside, to use their learning to inform life choices and behaviours.
In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021), the curriculum is designed to help children know and understand how to keep safe, recognise what is appropriate behaviour by themselves and others and what to do if they feel uncomfortable, at risk or in danger. This includes specific teaching about body privacy (inc. abusive behaviour), peer pressure (county lines, criminal activity, drug and alcohol misuse, consent) and how to get help .
Our taught curriculum is enhanced by many opportunities to develop additional life skills e.g bikeability, animal care, mindfulness, support for mental health, Take 5 Breathing; alongside a very strong pastoral care system to support personal and social development, emotional health and mental wellbeing.
We celebrate success in PSHE by sharing achievements and celebrating good behaviour, positive attitudes and personal development. Children are offered the opportunity to take on responsibilities and to develop their own skills e.g. being a School Ambassador, a Negotiator/Trainer, a Minimedic etc.
We intend that our RSE curriculum will form the basis of lifelong learning about relationships, different family units, sex and sexuality. We aim for the children to acquire the appropriate knowledge and skills needed to form positive values and attributes that will go with them as they move through childhood and into adulthood.
Dream by: Learning about myself, my health, my emotions, my relationships and my choices.
Build by: Using my knowledge to be the best I can be.
Grow by: Using my knowledge to help others to be the best that they can be.