PSHE and Relationships & Health Education at Hollingwood Primary School are taught in the context of, and supported by our school values of ‘Respect, Resilience & Responsibility’ which are an integral part of our school community. We believe these subjects are integral to a child's development and progress.
Our aim is to equip children and young people with the knowledge, skills, values and understanding needed to live healthy, safe, happy and confident lives and to become informed, active and responsible British Citizens. Particularly, in this current climate, we recognise the central importance of relationships in supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, academic achievement and future success. We aim to put in the key building blocks of healthy respectful relationships, focussing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. Our programme also aims to support pupils in their personal development with regard to attributes such as kindness, integrity, generosity and honesty. These approaches support our wider work of building resilience, respect and responsibility in our pupils.
We recognise the prevalence of information and attitudes about relationships and sex that children and young people are exposed to and aim to provide an environment where they can receive reliable information about their bodies, and feel comfortable to ask questions, rather than turn to inappropriate sources. This is mainly focussed on the content covered in the National Curriculum for Science.
We focus on attitudes and values, skills, as well as knowledge and understanding. This will include developing self-esteem, the skills to manage relationships and most importantly keep themselves safe and happy.
As a school we recognise the impact of social media, the media and the digital world on our children and young people. We aim to deliver a programme that recognises and addresses this to ensure that pupils know how to keep themselves and their personal information safe.
We use a scheme called 'PSHE Matters' developed by Derbyshire County Council to deliver weekly PSHE lessons. This scheme encompasses the Government's expectations for children's social, health, emotional and relationships education as it becomes statutory from September 2020. We also promote positive mental health through assemblies and our 'Hollingwood Healthy Minds' group.
We believe it is incredibly important to work in partnership with parents and ensure you are aware of what we are discussing in school and how you can support with this at home. Over the next year we endeavour to provide increasing support through this page and through a parent consultation in the Autumn term.
Please click the links below to find out more about the topics we teach in PSHE and Relationships Education and how to keep your children safe and talk to them about different areas of learning.