At Coltishall Primary School, we believe that relationship, sex and health education (RSE/PSHE) enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We are dedicated to ensuring that Coltishall Primary School is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by values and learning dispositions, making these integral to the success of the whole school. RSE/PSHE is at the heart of our school ethos.
We encourage our children to take part in a range of practical roles and activities that promote active citizenship: Buddy groups, school councillor, junior library assistants, whole school and house team fundraising plus engagement in school and local events. Children have opportunities to meet and work with members of the community, such as: health workers, firefighters, police officers, librarians, sports coaches, secondary school pupils, artists, authors, community groups, representatives from the local church as well as others from the wider community. We participate in, and promote national events such as: Comic Relief, Anti-Bullying Week and Children in Need. We also offer the children enrichment opportunities such as: Healthy Me Month, internet safety week, unique week, refugee week, daily 10, cluster sports and give them roles and responsibilities in the day-to-day life of the school.
We are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all pupils at Coltishall Primary School and some strategies that support this are: the outdoor learning and Forest School provision, pastoral small group support and a pupil listening service. These are alongside quality teaching where learning about awareness and management of mental health through the RSE/PSHE curriculum is critical.
At Coltishall Primary School, we actively celebrate the diversity of our pupils, their families and the wider whole-school community.
Our school prides itself on delivering effective, age-appropriate relationships and sex education (RSE) that meets the needs of all our pupils within an inclusive and supportive learning environment; using non-biased resources. RSE is taught by experienced and skilled teaching staff, who are supported and scaffolded by using the Educator Solutions resource for teaching relationship and sex education. We are committed to preparing your child to live and learn safely in the modern world, negotiating the transition into increasing independence with the development of knowledge, values and skills to make positive, healthy and safe choices.
RSE is delivered as a spiral curriculum that enables pupils to build on their prior learning by revisiting some themes to further develop knowledge, values and skills in an age and stage-appropriate manner. As such, some themes are repeated to enable a deeper exploration of the related issues.
We can reassure you that none of the teaching materials or strategies should shock pupils. All lessons will be taught in a strictly non-judgemental and non-biased manner, to allow your child the opportunity to consider the information and develop their own values, attitudes and opinions about the topic. We would encourage you to discuss your child’s relationships and sex education with them at home.
If you would like to know more information about our programme of relationships and sex education, please feel free to come in and talk to any member of staff.