Relationship, Sexual and Health Education
“If a thing is humanly possible, consider it within your reach.” - Marcus Aurelius
At Great Bradfords Junior school we teach PSHE and RSE with an integrated approach, in a holistic, progressive scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, our curriculum properly equips our teachers to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. It embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities, to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings. Throughout the curriculum, we provide opportunities for children to develop their emotional awareness. Additionally, our intention is to provide all children we educate with an inherent understanding of risk and the knowledge and skills necessary to: make safe and informed decisions; recognize healthy relationships; be able to ask for help from appropriate sources (such as the emergency services;) display empathy, respect and tolerance towards others (particularly those whose characteristics are protected under the Equality Act 2010;) understand how to live a healthy life including in an online world; be aware of basic first aid and contact the emergency services and to understand the physical and emotional changes the body undertakes when growing up.
At the heart of our integrated PSHE curriculum is our school Code of Conduct: Be safe, be kind, be responsible, with our ultimate aim being to nurture our pupils so they grow together into kind, safe, responsible young people who will showcase our intrinsic positive values and ethics in their everyday lives. Our Superhero Learning Values (perseverance, resilience, independence, engagement and enthusiasm) also underline all facets of our PSHE and RHE curriculum.