At Bedford Primary School, we recognise that the curriculum we deliver is the toolkit we send our children out into the world with. It reflects our context, core values and the kind of citizens we want them to be. We have to be ambitious for them and prepare them for a rapidly changing digital world.
What is PSHE?
There's a proven link between pupils' health and wellbeing, and their academic progress. Crucial skills and positive attitudes developed through comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) are critical to ensuring children are effective learners. In preparing our Long Term Plans for PHSE, we have considered the location and context of our school to ensure that learning is relevant to the needs of our children.
To compliment our existing provision, we use SCARF resources from Coram Life Education.
These resources provide a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially. The resources are also fully compliant with the new DfE statutory RSE requirements, and expectations for Personal Development, SMSC and British Values.
Also working alongside us to support our PHSE curriculum:
- Bully Busters (tackling all forms of bullying & online safety)
- James Riley, Get Away 'N' Get Safe (GANGS)
- Kate Gore, Police Hate Crime Team (promoting inclusion & tackling discrimination)
- NSPCC 'Speak Out & Stay Safe' sessions
- NSPCC 'PANTS' - materials used across school
- Network Rail/Learn Live UK (rail safety materials)
- Canal & River Trust (water safety)
- The Bobby Colleran Trust 'Slow down for Bobby' (road safety)
Where highlighted, you can click on the name of the organisation to visit their website and gain more information
Staying Safe pages on our website
Talking to your child about puberty and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at home:
Little children can have big questions. amaze jr. provides age-appropriate relationships and sex education resources for parents to use when talking to young children. There are fun videos to share and watch together. Click on the logo to the left to visit the site.
Sarah Sproule's brilliant Youtube videos discuss how to chat with your child about puberty and RSE in a way that makes them feel supported and able to come to you with any questions or worries they have as they grow up.
Click on the logo to the left to visit her Youtube channel.
Getting parents talking openly about sex, bodies, consent and relationships.
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