Children today are growing up in an increasingly complex and often confusing world, which can be a challenge to navigate. Whilst they have many positive and exciting opportunities ahead of them, those same opportunities may also pose challenges and risks. Being able to balance the many aspects of their lives is key to being able to cope in the years ahead. Children need to know how to be safe and healthy, as well as manage their academic studies, personal and social lives, both on and off-line, in a positive way.
As of September 2020, Relationships Education became a statutory subject in all primary schools. At Raglan, we are committed to ensuring all our children develop an understanding of all areas of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Education), British and Raglan Values and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), with mental health and well-being at the heart of all we teach.
Our aims are, that by the end of Key Stage 2, children at Raglan will:
PSHE and SRE underpin all that we do at Raglan and are embedded as part of our broad and balanced curriculum.
Subject specific lessons are taught weekly, from nursery to year 6 and follow the SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) scheme of learning. The scheme has been developed by teachers for Coram Life Education and is centred on a values-based and growth mind-set approach. The lesson plans are organised around the PSHE Association’s Programmes of Study Learning Opportunities, which include three core themes of Health and Wellbeing; Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These themes have been broken down into six main areas for termly coverage and are ordered as follows:
Years 4, 5 and 6 will also have interactive workshops with highly trained teachers from Coram Life Bus.
In addition, we select additional resources from the FPA’s (Family Planning Association) fully interactive scheme, ‘Growing up with Yasmine and Tom’, which enhance the teaching of relationships education in the context of PSHE.
Finally, we have several focus weeks per year, where the children have a variety of lessons, experiences and activities to further promote their understanding of key topics such as Online Safety, bullying and diversity.
At Raglan, we strive to ensure our children leave with developing skills to navigate in increasingly complex and confusing world. Our hope is for them to have tolerance and compassion towards others, whilst being confident, happy and healthy individuals.
Fiona Reid-Smith – Subject Lead
DFE – Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents) (see PDF below)
SCARF – An Introduction for Parents (see PDF below)
FPA – Growing up with Yasmine and Tom – Module lesson list for parents (see PDF below)
Helping Your Child Understand Changes at Puberty – https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/RSE-for-Y6-and-P7