At our school, we value the impact that a comprehensive Personal, Social and Health Education Curriculum has on our children. We follow the North Yorkshire Framework with teachers using what they know about their children and class to teach specific areas in more detail.
PSHE is taught weekly as a discrete lesson focusing on each term’s there (for example, Me and My Relationships or keeping Myself Safe) but is also used as a medium to support children with any difficulties they may be facing. The PSHE curriculum is taught using a variety of approaches: discussions, debates, stories and written work are just a few of the approaches we use. Teaching is also linked to the children’s life and experiences to ensure it is relevant to them and they understand how it can help them in their day-to-day lives.
At Skelton Newby Hall, we acknowledge the importance of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) as part of our PSHE curriculum and as an important element in preparing our pupils for the transition in to adult life. The SRE curriculum aims to inform children about a variety of issues including healthy relationships, growing up, emotions, sexuality and well-being.