PSHCE and RSHE Curriculum Statement
The PSHE/RSHE curriculum at West Vale School has been designed following the 2020 statutory RSHE guidance. From the early years it aims to broaden and develop children’s personal, health and social skill. It inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to leave our school as mature and well- rounded individuals able to keep themselves safe and identify and respond to their own, and others, emotions.
Our curriculum is adaptable and inclusive and follows a spiral curriculum, which means that children re-visit key themes and questions as they go through school. This spiral curriculum also ensures that key issues are addressed in an age appropriate way. West Vale also involves outside agencies such as Baranardos, Lloyds banking group, the NSPCC, the local police force and Open Minds who can better educate the children in certain aspects of our curriculum. We highlight key topics that need addressing in school be asking our year 5 and 6 children to take part in an EHNC survey, which identifies each year any key aspect of PSHE/RSE which need addressing. We will endeavour for our children to leave school well equipped for the emotional challenges they may face by providing them with the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. In this way, we will ensure that we help to nurture confident, independent and resilient individuals.