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‘Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old, they will not depart from it.’

Prov.  22:6

Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) at Frant

At Frant CE Primary School, we endeavour to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their full potential as individuals, and within their community. We believe that primary education should never be solely about academic achievement and that children need to have the opportunity to develop in a range of ways, so that they become happy, healthy and accomplished individuals throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Our approach to the teaching of RSHE is not simply based on discrete teaching, using the JIGSAW scheme. It underpins our whole curriculum and is therefore a focus on a daily basis. 

Intent - Train up a child...

  • To teach the fundamental characteristics of positive relationships between friends, family, children and adults. 
  • To model and teach respect and tolerance for the diverse world in which we live and that our differences can be celebrated as what makes us unique and special. 
  • To teach the value of personal boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others.  
  • That the principles of positive relationships also apply online and the importance of staying safe online.
  • To develop a child's positive personal attributes through the teaching of RSHE; our wider school ethos and the celebration of our school values including generosity, compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, respect, thankfulness, trust, perseverance, justice, truthfulness and service and community. 
  • To develop within each child a clear understanding of mental health; how to support their own and the mental health of others.

Implementation -

To achieve our intentions, around the school you will see:

  • A supportive environment which encourages children to learn to the best of their ability, practise new skills and begin to understand their place in the school, the wider community and the world. 
  • Highly trained staff who place a high value on RSHE, understanding that it is the foundation for children's ability to succeed, not just academically but in every aspect of their lives.  
  • Thorough curriculum coverage through the use of the Jigsaw scheme.
  • Well-planned lessons which are constantly adapted based on the individual needs of the learners.
  • Regular monitoring to ensure high standards of teaching & learning, including gaining feedback from the children. 
  • Regular contact with and support for parents via information sent home, added to the website or in face-to-face worshops. 
  • Whole school events to reinforce different areas of the RSHE curriculum and ensure children understand the importance of looking after their Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing (MHEW).

Impact -

The impact can be measued by:

  • Talking to the children! They will share with you enthusiasm towards the subject, examples of the skills they have learned and a positive attitude towards themselves and the world around them.
  • Observing the children! The children are constantly modelling the skills they have learned, not just in day-to-day school life, but also through their behaviour during sports events, musical performances and charity fundraisers, among other things. 
  • Talking to the parents! Parents are communicated to regularly about their child, with information given on how to support at home. Many attend workshops and there is an open door policy where parents can contact the class teachers if they need help or guidance. 

The JIGSAW Curriculum

At Frant, we use the JIGSAW scheme which supports the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals

"Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.

This is why we have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England "

Statutory Guidance

Foreword by the Secretary of State. 

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