Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) is an important part of the Goat Lees curriculum. It aims to support our ethos of one school, one community one goal. Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 such a curriculum:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and
- prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We aim to enable the children to acquire the skills, knowledge, learning and understanding that they need to manage their lives now, and in the future, to become good citizens in the community.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is also an important part of the PSHCE curriculum. It is currently taught during Upper Key Stage 2, although we are currently looking to develop this subject across the school as appropriate. Our current RSE policy was developed alongside parents and a representative of the Kent Community Health Trust.