At Carlton Primary Academy, there is a strong, passionate vision for the PSHEE (Physical, Social, Health and Economic Education) curriculum, which clearly supports the academy’s mission statement – together we can achieve anything. The aims of the PSHEE curriculum is to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. The aims of the RSE curriculum are to create happy and successful pupils who make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships to build self-efficacy. At Carlton, our aim is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximize the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more.
Our LifeWise programme enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of the community. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
The RSE curriculum became compulsory in September 2020, as outlined in government guidelines. To ensure effective provision, the new compulsory elements of RSE are integrated within a broader PSHEE education programme. The PSHEE curriculum, as identified by the school provision, forms part of the basic curriculum and contributes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children, giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives becoming informed, active and responsible citizens. This underpins all of the work that we do in school, including our behaviour policy, to ensure that our learners are life-ready when they leave Y6 and that they play an active and successful role in the wider community.
At Carlton, it is vital that PSHEE is accessible for all. This is why high quality teaching is differentiated and personalised for the needs of all children, including pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. We take into account the preparing for adulthood outcomes, which are set out in the SEND code of practice, when teaching this subject to those with SEND. We are aware that some pupils are more vulnerable to exploitation, bullying and other issues due to the nature of their SEND. Therefore, we consider these factors when planning the PSHEE curriculum and ensure that SEND pupils are introduced to RSE themes when it is appropriate for their individual needs, and in an appropriate manner.
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