We use a scheme called SEALs (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) to help us teach Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE). Through these lessons children develop their interpersonal skills, learn how to stay safe and healthy, the importance of diet and exercise and the risk involved in the use of harmful substances. These issues are introduced at an age‐appropriate level. Visitors such as our school nurse and local police officers sometimes help in these lessons.
The PSHE curriculum also teaches about relationships and during Year 5 we include a programme of Sex Education. Parents/carers are invited to a meeting to view the materials and discuss what will be taught so that they feel comfortable with the content. Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of the Sex Education lessons as well as the RE curriculum.