Our PSHE programme promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at Huntingtower Academy, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We follow a programme of study developed from the PSHE Association’s Primary Scheme of Work Planning Toolkit, which is recommended by the Department for Education. Our programme of Study not only reflects the specific needs of the pupils but also reflects the universal needs shared by all pupils.
From 2020, we must provide relationship and health education (RSE) to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017. As we already deliver a comprehensive PSHE program; we have reviewed and adjusted it to meet the Department of Education (DfE) expectations and are due to deliver it from September 2020.
Relationship and health education will be taught as part of our PSHE curriculum.
As a primary school, we are not required to provide sex education apart from the elements included in the primary science curriculum. However, as part of their PSHE education, pupils in Years 5 and 6 will receive stand-alone sex education lessons. Please see attached document from DfE ‘Your rights as a parent’ for further information and the curriculum document to support the provision of PSHE/RSE.