Personal, Health, Social and Economic education (PHSE)
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
At Parkside we follow the Lifewise Scheme of work. Our LifeWise programme enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of the community. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
The RSE curriculum became compulsory in September 2020, as outlined in government guidelines. To ensure effective provision, the new compulsory elements of RSE are integrated within a broader PSHE education programme. The PSHE curriculum, as identified by the school provision, forms part of the basic curriculum and contributes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children, giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives becoming informed, active and responsible citizens. This underpins all of the work that we do in school, including our Relational Approach to Behaviour policy, to ensure that our learners are life-ready when they leave Y6 and that they play an active and successful role in the wider community.
At Parkside, it is vital that PSHE is accessible for all. This is why high quality teaching is differentiated and personalised for the needs of all children, including pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. We are aware that some pupils are more vulnerable to exploitation, bullying and other issues due to the nature of their SEND. Therefore, we consider these factors when planning the PSHE curriculum and ensure that SEND pupils are introduced to RSE themes when it is appropriate for their individual needs, and in an appropriate manner.
For full details of PHSE and Sex and Relationships Education taught at Parkside, please see the guides for parents which are below.