At Folly Hill we believe that pupils must have the opportunity to acquire knowledge to develop a respect for facts and the truth so that they can be enabled to understand their own values.
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed and about British Values. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
Relationship and sex education is the continuation of lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It begins informally in the home with parents and carers. We aim to make a significant contribution to the development of the personal skills needed by children to establish and maintain relationships and to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. Our policy is to use the content from the EYFS and KS1 curriculum.
RSE is “lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality, and sexual health.” (DfES, 2000: 5)