‘Positive relationships form the cornerstone of pupils’ optimistic outlook at Aston & Cote Church of England Primary School’.
PSHCE is taught throughout a child’s time at Aston and Cote.
The Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education curriculum covers body hygiene, healthy eating, dental hygiene, road safety, care of the body, avoidance of the misuse of drugs, safety, aspects of social and emotional behaviour, respect and tolerance for others. We also make strong links with our Christian values throughout our teaching in this area.
Through our PSHCE curriculum we aim to develop positive attitudes and values that influence healthy patterns of behaviour, to explore and understand feelings, attitudes and values and to equip pupils with the skills to make informed choices.
It is our aim that Aston pupils will become informed, active and responsible citizens who will play a positive role in shaping our society for the good.
The teaching of Sex Education is an integral part of the PSHCE curriculum. Our curriculum takes account of the class, aptitude, experiences and family background of our pupils.
Under the arrangements for sex education arising from the 1993 Education Act parents are able to withdraw pupils from all or part of the sex education curriculum that does not form part of the National Curriculum.
Through PSHCE we aim to:
Develop a strong moral purpose and an understanding of values
Develop confidence, reflection, individuality and character
Enable children to be responsible for themselves and others
Prepare them for good relationships now and in later life
Help children understand and appreciate the need to care for their own bodies.
Recognise changes of growth and development taking place in themselves and in the opposite sex