PSHE & RSE
From September 2020 it is statutory for all schools to teach relationships and sex education/RSE and Health Education/ HE. Our PSHE education, including statutory Relationships and Health education, and non-statutory sex education, as recommended by the DfE, provides a framework though which key skills, attributes and knowledge can be developed and applied. This promotes positive behaviour, good mental health and wellbeing, resilience and achievement, helping children to stay safe online, develop healthy and safe relationships, making sense of media messages, challenging extreme views and having the skills and attributes to negotiate and assert themselves now and in the future.
Our PSCHE curriculum is based on the Heartsmart resource for PSHE (personal, social and health education), with guidance from the Diocese of Salisbury. Links are made to the Christian values which are developed across the curriculum through our collective worship.
We are an inclusive school. We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual children or groups of children. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for all our children, and this includes all children regardless of their needs, faith and race or gender.
Children are encouraged to engage in activities that promote an understanding of themselves as growing and changing individuals, and as members of a wider community, based on their own first-hand experiences. These activities also encourage pupils to understand how their choices and behaviours can affect others. They are encouraged to play and learn alongside – then collaboratively with – their peers. They may use their personal and social skills to develop or extend these activities. Children are also given the opportunity to make choices about their health and environment and are encouraged to develop a caring attitude towards others.
Children grow up in many different kinds of families. Some live with their mum and dad, some are adopted, others have just a mum or a dad or live with grandparents while some others have two mums or two dads.
We approach all of these differences simply through children learning that whatever the difference or family make-up, that the love and care children receive can be the same. In this way children learn tolerance and not to discriminate because of difference. We aim to prevent all forms of homophobic bullying that can begin to creep in in the simplest way at a very early age.
Information on how the school deals with inappropriate behaviour and all forms of bullying can be found in our positive behaviour and anti-bullying policies.
Heart Smart High Five
Parent Hello from Heartsmart:
Here is a summary for families at home of the five key principles we follow to build emotional intelligence, resilience and character within the hearts of the children at Witchampton, all underpinned by our Church values:
Don't Forget to Let Love In: Learning how important, valued and loved we are.
Too Much Selfie Isn't Healthy: Exploring the importance of others and how to love them well.
Don't Rub it in Rub it Out: Understanding how to process negative emotion and choose forgiveness to restore relationships.
Fake is a Mistake: Unpacking how to bravely communicate truth and be proud of who we are.
'No Way Through' Isn't True: Knowing there is a way through every situation, no matter how impossible it may seem.
There's a Boris colouring sheet here if you'd like one!