PSHE and RSE
At Upton Heath Church of England Primary School, we believe that each child is unique and the recognition of this individuality, alongside the development of the ‘whole child’ should be at the heart of all that we do; all our children should leave their time with us having an enjoyment and thirst for learning, whilst achieving exceptionally high personal standards through ‘Enriching lives’ by ‘Serving one another in love.’ Galatians, 5:13. Policy and practice of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum encompasses the statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum (RSHE) alongside teaching fundamental British Values is based on our inclusive Christian principles and values emphasising respect, resilience, generosity, compassion, courage, love, friendship, hope, joy, forgiveness, thankfulness, perseverance, justice, service, truthfulness and trust. Upton Heath has achieved the silver Rights Respecting Schools (RRS) award. Using the United Nations Convention on the Rights at the Child reiterates our philosophy of putting the child at the epicentre of our curriculum. All our children have a right to an education which enables them to flourish and is set in a learning community where differences of lifestyle and opinion (within that is permissible under UK law) are treated with dignity and respect; bullying of any kind is eliminated; and where they are free to be themselves and fulfil their potential without fear. For this reason, our PSHE curriculum is the foundation of our whole curriculum. It is linked to our Religious Education, Science and Computing curriculum and directly linked to our daily Collective Worship through the exploration of a different Christian principle each half-term and the impact God’s word can have on the way we live our lives. We believe that all personal relationships can flourish in a community where the children are given the opportunity to explore their own capabilities and potential in the knowledge that they are supported in a caring community.
Please see our PSHE curriculum statement to the right.