‘An uniformed child is a vulnerable child’
At Fairburn View Primary School, our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE), and RSE (relationships and sex education) aims to armour our children with tools they would need to have a fulfilling, safe and positive life. We have designed RSE to encourage a self-awareness in our children and for them to take ownership of their mental health, consent and relationships in their life. We believe that an uninformed child is a vulnerable child and we therefore endeavour to teach our students in a way which would equip them for any situation that may arise for them. We aim to build a resilience in our pupils with our ‘we can and we will’ whole-school ethos for all our pupils, irrespective of their gender, ethnic background, socio-economic background, or ability.
Our curriculum has been designed to teach our pupils essential skills for life which include: cooperation, resilience, team work and a respect for themselves, others and their environment. We have tailored our sex education programme to fit our students.
At our school, it is highly important to us that we teach our children about diversity in all forms, equality for all and what a healthy relationship looks like. In our teaching of British Values, we are teaching our students to be conscientious, independent and responsible members of not only our school community, but their local community and wider society.
Ultimately, we want our pupils to grow up happy, healthy and safe – we want to equip them for a successful and gratifying adult life.
Our RSE and PSHE curriculums are structured to include three overarching themes which are explored through every year group:
- Living in the wider world
- Health and well-being
Through assemblies, children are exposed to a range of themes including diversity and well-being as well as learning about inspiring, motivational people they can aspire to.
We are passionate about our children having enrichment opportunities where possible: this could be a residential trip, dancers from other cultures, art workshops from other cultures etc.
The department continues to recommend therefore that all primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. It should ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science – how a baby is conceived and born.- taken from Relationships education
We believe we have designed a thorough and broad curriculum which celebrates the strengths of our pupils whilst also encouraging them to be reflective and take responsibility for themselves.
- Our children will be well-rounded and respectful individuals who will go on to a positive impact in their community and ultimately wider society.
- Children have a secure understanding of British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
- They will be able to celebrate difference and champion the need for diversity in all aspects of life.
- Through our consistent monitoring of their emotional well-being and positive mental health, our pupils will be able to recognise and regulate their emotions.
- With our regular focus on consent, our pupils are self-aware and in ownership of their bodies and personal space
- Our PSHE and RSE curriculums are purposefully designed in order to promote the cultural capital of our students.
In January 2022, parents were sent the PowerPoint below to look through.
Following this, a survey was sent out via a range of different channels.
146 parents responded and here are the results.
Reviewing the feedback, there were clear actions to be taken – Parental consultation feedback
A further letter was sent to parents to clarify concerns raised from the survey – Letter about RSE
Letter template for parents who wish to withdraw their child – Wihtdrawal request