Subject leader: Izzy Hammond
At Charing CE Primary School, PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. The three strands of our PSHE curriculum, Living in the Wider World, Health and Safety and Relationships, promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils at the school, prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life and celebrates the diversity within our community, respecting and promoting the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths
From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education. Parents are informed annually when these lessons are being planned and invited to see or discuss the teaching materials prior to the children.