PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education is an ‘important and necessary part of all pupil’s education.’ (Department for Education)
At Kirkstall St Stephen's C of E Primary School we aim to provide a PSHE education which ‘gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.’ (PSHE Association)
We follow the 'You me and PSHE' Islington programme. PSHE is taught as a discrete subject once a week by the class teachers. Relationship and Sex Education is also covered as part of this PSHE programme across school from Year 2 to Year 6 in line with goverment requirments.
A copy of the Relationship and Sex Education Policy from May 2021 is attached.
As a school we also teach Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) to enhance our curriculum provision and to ensure our pupils are given the best opportunitiy to be prepared for life in the wider world.