PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a crucial part of a child’s education. It gives children access to information about themselves and the diverse and ever-changing world around them. At Tyldesley Primary School, we use SCARF's spiral PSHE curriculum, in addition to PSHE Association resources, to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the unique context of our school and very importantly, our local community. We give pupils access to ideas, scenarios, conversations, and practical experiences, working closely with school staff and external providers.
At Tyldesley Primary School, our school values are at the heart of everything we do from Nursery to Year 6: BE PROUD; BE AMBITIOUS; BE RESILIENT; BE RESPECTFUL; BE KIND. We aim to promote children’s knowledge, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, and resilience, and to help them to form and maintain worthwhile and positive relationships.
Children will be taught about British Values and the Equality Act (2010) to provide them with the skills to have respect for themselves, and for others, within our local, national, and global communities. We aim to develop key character skills, including decision making, informed risk taking, good communication, and self-regulation strategies. We encourage the exploration of, and respect for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community and promote the development of positive attitudes. We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships, and nurture sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others. We aim to enable children to develop a deepening knowledge of their health and wellbeing, including their mental and physical health. We aim to equip children and young people with information, skills, and values to understand and to be able to cope with the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty. The information provided will be relevant and appropriate to the age and maturity of our pupils and this is regularly reviewed by the PSHE Lead and the Senior Leadership Team.
At Tyldesley Primary School. we aim to prepare pupils adequately for their next milestone in life whilst ultimately building towards adult life, preparing and helping to develop children to leave Tyldesley Primary School as emotional, resilient, mature human beings.
PSHE education is taught on a weekly basis in each year group and takes place discretely through weekly assemblies and carefully planned thematic weeks. All year groups follow a responsive approach to meet the needs of their individual cohort by immediately addressing unplanned issues that can arise using resources from the PSHE Association. Each year group has a floor book which is displayed in each classroom and valued dearly by the children.
Parents do have the right to withdraw their child from sex education, but not from health or relationships education. Parents wishing to withdraw their child from all or part of sex education should contact the class teacher in the first instance.
In a situation where children are withdrawn from sex education, we will plan alternative internal provision for that child.