PSHE Statement of Intent

‘You are the light of the world’

At St Anne’s CE Primary School Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. Through a planned programme of learning, we aim to provide our pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need in order to manage their lives both now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, we aim to develop the attributes our pupils need to thrive as individuals, as part of a family and as a confident member of the wider community.

Our school is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multicultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those we serve. We also understand the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. At our school we embrace the British Values of: Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

We want our children to learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. Our core values, particularly Respect, Commitment, Wisdom and Courage are weaved throughout school life and are drawn upon to encourage children to contribute to and develop their understanding of Relationships, Health and Well-being and their responsibilities towards Living in the wider world.

The purpose and intent of relationships and sex education (RSE) at our school is to:

  • Develop the personal skills needed by pupils for them to establish and maintain relationships
  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • Prepare pupils for puberty, by giving them an understanding of the importance of health and hygiene
  • Enable children to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and well-being.