Personal, social & health education
"everyone is a star and deserves to shine." marilyn monroe
At Westbury Park School, we give each and every child the knowledge and skills to lead healthy, independent and responsible lives and to make positive contributions to society. We help children to understand how they are developing personally and socially and to undertake moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Valuing families and different family structures
Creating and maintaining positive friendships
Developing safe and respectful relationships
Understanding the changes that take place during puberty
Promoting good health and carrying out first aid
Learning to make independent choices and not to be influenced by others
Operating safely in a digital world
We use Kapow Primary to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support our children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.
Kapow Primary’s RSE/PSHE scheme of work covers the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including the non-statutory sex education. The scheme also promotes the four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain: Democracy; Rule of Law; Respect & Tolerance and Individual Liberty.
The Kapow Primary scheme offers a whole school approach which consists of five areas of learning:
• Family and relationships
• Health and wellbeing
• Safety and the changing body
• Economic well being
Each area is revisited every year to allow children to build on prior learning and the lessons provide a progressive programme. Sex education has been included in line with the DfE recommendations and is covered in Year 6 of the scheme. Kapow Primary supports the requirements of the Equality Act through direct teaching, for example learning about different families, the negative effect of stereotypes and celebrating differences, in addition to the inclusion of diverse teaching resources throughout the lessons.
Children at Westbury Park will foster well-being and develop resilience and character to be happy, successful and productive members of society. Pupils will have met the objectives set out within the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance and will be able to utilise their learning within their daily lives, from dealing with friendship issues to making healthy choices and knowing where and one to get help when needed.