RHSE (Relationships, Health and Sex Education – previously referred to as PSHE – Personal, Social, Health Education)

At Woodfield Primary School, the intent of our RHSE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all, and that will maximise the outcomes for every child. RHSE is embedded in all that we do and driven through our application of our whole school values of Self-esteem, Hard Work, Resilience, Respect, Empathy, Kindness and Good Manners, to enable our children to become independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society. Our RHSE curriculum has been built with the aim to support the development of the ‘whole child’, by helping them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development. Children will be able to develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through our discreet lessons as well as wider cross curricular approach to teaching RHSE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum. 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. The teaching of RHSE will help children to develop their understanding of acceptable behaviours, healthy relationships and keeping themselves safe. 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. It is our belief that by providing the children with the knowledge and skills they need, they will be able to take advantage of the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.