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PSHE and RSE

Our PSHE and RSE Programme of Study can be found here.

Curriculum Intent
To provide all of our children with knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their well-being health and relationships. This will ensure that they are ready to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life in modern Britain. To ensure high quality teaching and learning through a coherently planned curriculum which provides children opportunities to learn new skills, practise and apply embedded skills and allows children quality time to reflect on what it means to them.

Curriculum Implementation
Our Programme of Study has been taken from the PSHE association and adapted to fit the needs of the children at Lutley. It includes suggested resources, training and quality key texts and is supported by the United Nations Convention of the rights of the child (UNCRC).
The Programme of study is broken down into three core themes:

  • Core theme 1. Relationships (R) – Autumn Term
  • Core theme 2. Living in the Wider World (L) – Spring Term
  • Core theme 3. Health and Wellbeing (H) – Summer Term

Staff have been given the resources, training and quality time to deliver high quality PSHE lessons. Each term will have a core theme focus to ensure consistency across year groups and phases and to provide a clear progression from EYFS to Year 1. Assemblies, focus days and other whole school events can be centred around the core themes. The Programme of Study ensures thorough coverage of the statutory guidance set out by the Department for Education for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. This has been embedded within the Programme of Study whilst ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum is being delivered.

Autumn: Relationships 

Spring: Living in the wider world 

Summer: Health and Wellbeing 

Families and friendships 

Safe relationships 

Respecting ourselves and others 

Belonging to a community 

Media literacy and digital resilience 

Money and work 

Physical health and mental wellbeing 

Growing and changing 

Keeping safe 

Curriculum Impact
This PSHE and RSE curriculum will lay the foundations that children will need at high school and beyond. They will be able to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, equipped with the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Children will put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. This high quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate programme of study, coupled with high quality teaching and learning in all areas of PSHE and SMSC will help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life in modern Britain.

A copy of our RSE policy can be found in our policies page here.

Meeting the needs of all our children through SMSC
At Lutley Primary School we promote our pupils’ SMSC through a range of opportunities which impact on their self-esteem and confidence. We also promote fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

To see how SMSC is embedded throughout our curriculum click here.

Rights Respecting
What are children’s rights?
Children and young people have 54 rights which are listed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child or UNCRC for short. These rights are the things that children need to be safe, healthy and happy. Rights are things that every child should have or be able to do. All children have the same rights no matter what their background, gender, ethnicity or religion. Almost every country has agreed to these rights and governments have agreed to do their utmost to respect and ensure that each child has the ability to exercise their rights. All rights are connected to each other and all are equally important. Sometimes, we have to think about rights in terms of what is best for children in a situation, and what is critical to life and protection from harm.

What is a Rights Respecting School?
Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools, children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together. There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem. The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.

Going for Gold
We have been awarded a Gold Rights Respecting Award. It is granted by UNICEF UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos, as outlined in the RRSA Strands and Outcomes.

Assessment summary: It was clear during the visit that everyone placed a real importance on respect for rights and on promoting the school’s rights respecting ethos, which was very participatory. Lutley Primary School is one of a large number of primary schools in Dudley working to become rights respecting and one of only a few to be accredited at Gold and this reflects the emphasis that children and staff put on rights.
Particular strengths of the school are:

  • A very strong focus on children being safe and empowered.
  • Happy, confident and articulate children who understood a wide range or rights and could apply them in their own context.
  • Children who were extremely enthusiastic about their school.
  • Excellent staff ambassadors for RRSA.