Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Primary Academy

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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)


We approach Personal, Social, Health and Econonic Education in a number of ways at the school. We devote one lesson a week to PSHE and the wide range of issues it embraces. We follow a  whole school appriach using the Cambridgeshire PSHE Service.   We also have a full programme linked to children developing the skills to keep themselves safe in a variety of different situations e.g. internet bullying, road safety,  peer pressure.

Through Collective Worship we celebrate, share and uphold the values we hold as a community and regularly talk about a variety of different topics related to celebrating differences and citizenship.

We aim towards becoming successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens with a sense of pride in all they do. Our behaviour management policy outlines our expectations for all to show respect for people around us.

Community groups are invited into school to extend an understanding of PSHE topics e.g. Life Bus Service, Community Police, School Nurse, Fire Brigade.   


Relationships and Sex Education 

Relationships and sex education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils, and consistent with the statutory Church School Ethos Statement, Relationships Education is based upon the premise that all life is from God and we are created in the image of God.

Relationships Education in our school is based on inclusive Christian principles and values, emphasising respect, compassion, loving care and forgiveness. Relationships Education in our school will be sensitive to the circumstances of all children and be mindful of the variety of expressions of family life in our culture, yet it should also uphold Christian values regarding relationships and marriage.

We believe Relationships Education is learning about emotional, social and physical aspects of our lives, about ourselves and our relationships. It enables pupils to develop essential life skills for building and maintaining positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships. It equips pupils with information and skills they need to understand about themselves, their peers and people they meet in the wider community. It explores risks, choices, rights, responsibilities and attitudes. It will help pupils to develop skills to keep themselves and others safer, physically and emotionally, both on and off line. Relationships Education enables pupils to explore their own attitudes and those of others respectfully.