PSHE (including RSE)
Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (including Relationships & Sex Education) is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.
At Nunthorpe Primary Academy, we ensure that our children are given the education to provide them with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and equipped for adult life. We strive to prepare our children to be lifelong learners who make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships.
This is developed through quality teaching with our school vision at the forefront: To stay healthy and safe, to be aspirational, to be respectful and caring and to have secure basic skills in English and maths. Children at Nunthorpe Primary understand the importance of positive relationships and are able to interact with all members of the school community as well as visitors.
Our PSHE programme has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work.
We develop skills and attributes through our school values of: Aspiration, Resilience, Confidence Teamwork, Independence and Creativity.
At Nunthorpe Primary Academy we ensure that pupils are provided with an education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. A key part of this relates to relationships and health education which is delivered to every primary aged pupil. Sex education is also covered in an age appropriate manner.
Relationships Education is focused on giving pupils the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. It is lifelong learning about the understanding of the importance of stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care, for family life. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes. It is a key part of our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Social, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) provision, and is an important aspect of preparing our children for life in Modern Britain.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
We enhance our curriculum by using interactive resources, sharing story books that deepen the children’s understanding and link to real life experiences. We additionally work with the wider community and plan for visitors with expertise and experience to come into school to work with the children. As a school, we learn about and support charities throughout the year. We also have special days and weeks such as ‘Healthy Living Week’ and ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ where we plan activities to do as a whole school.
Our PSHE curriculum is delivered to class year groups but we ensure content is age appropriate and sensitive to each cohort, adapting where needed. Ultimately, we want Children from Nunthorpe Primary Academy to be become more resilient, confident and determined to dream of their goals, believe they can succeed and achieve them throughout their lives by being the best they can be.
To help deliver our RSE curriculum, we use a resource called ‘Growing up with Yasmine and Tom. You can read more information about how this resource is used in school and the topics it covers by clicking the image. You can visit the Yasmine and Tom website here.
For more information on the content of our PSHE curriculum (including RSE), please click below to view our school overview for PSHE.
You can find out how PSHE is taught to our youngest children by visiting our EYFS pages here:
Year Group Parent Leaflets
We have created leaflets for each year group to give parents and carers information about the coverage of PSHE in their child’s year group. Please click on the links below to find your relevant leaflet. If you would like a paper copy of any of the leaflets, please contact the school office on 01642 315508.
The Department for education has produced a leaflet for parents about understanding relationships and health education in primary school. You can view this leaflet by clicking the image below: