PSHE & RSE
At Cranfield Church of England Academy, our Christian vision aspires for all members of our family to ‘live life in all its fullness’. We believe therefore in offering a curriculum which is broad and balanced. A significant part of this belief, and key to our loving community, is the promotion of our children’s personal, social, health, economic, development, in addition to preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society; “let your light shine before others” – Matthew 5:16.
What is the intent of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Relationships and Sex Education?
Personal, Social and Health Education at Cranfield Church of England Academy seeks to equip children with the qualities and attributes needed to flourish in life in modern society.
How are PSHE and RSE implemented in our school?
At Cranfield Church of England Academy, PSHE and RSE is taught as an explicit lesson, once a week, as well as being embedded and reinforced throughout the school curriculum. Weekly PSHE & RSE sessions are delivered through whole class, group discussions and reflections. During these sessions children are encouraged to listen, wait patiently and respect others’ opinions. As the session comes to an end, pupils have time to reflect on what they have heard and learnt and consider how this will impact on their own lives. Along with the weekly sessions, children are given opportunities to develop their personal, social, health, economic and relationship skills through themed days, values discussions, collaborative play, assemblies, worship, educational visits and links in the community. Our approach to PSHE is flexible, in response to the needs of our children. Planning of PSHE is taken from the Department for Education PSHE programmes of study as well as the Relationship and Sex Education document, 2020.