Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)
At Bishop Monkton School we believe all children should flourish. Learning to respect and care for themselves, one another, their community and environment and enabling them to grow up to be informed, active, responsible and healthy citizens is vital.
This aim is achieved through discrete PSHE lessons, delivering the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum from the PSHE Association, and through our school ethos and culture. PSHE is explored through regular circle time, a formal PSHE curriculum, collective worship, the school value and British value, enhancement days, themed weeks and extra-curricular activities.
The PSHE curriculum is further enhanced through school activities such as School Council, Greenbugs (an Environmental group),Sports Leaders and other positions of responsibilities. These provide leadership opportunities for a wide range of pupils.
Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to the curriculum, especially as a priority for parents is their children’s happiness.
In September 2020 Relationships Education became compulsory in primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education became compulsory in secondary schools. At Bishop Monkton Sex Education is taught from Year 5 as part of understanding about healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This sits alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy. It is delivered in an age-appropriate manner by familiar teaching staff. Parents have an opportunity to view teaching materials beforehand.
Please see our RSE policy for further details.