Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is the aspect of the curriculum concerned with the process of growing up and maturing physically and emotionally. At Marlcliffe, we aim for all of our children to be prepared to meet the range of changes in their lives with accurate information and the confidence and skills to make healthy choices. We teach PSHE both in discrete sessions but it is also embedded throughout our curriculum to ensure that we are continuously promoting our key themes along with diversity, respect and self-awareness. Our PSHE and RSE sessions centre around age-appropriate, discussion led activities that help children to know how to be safe, build and maintain positive relationships, be healthy and respect equality and diversity in all its forms.
The materials used through school are those commonly used in schools across Sheffield and are available for parents and carers to view and discuss.
Themes covered include:
- Online Safety
- Mental Wellbeing
- Physical Health
- Growing Up
- Sex Education (optional in Y6)
Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children from sex education, but we would, as ever, encourage any parent or carer to discuss their concerns with us as a school first.