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. Each year group will cover the same topics as follows:
Term 1 – Growth mindset
Term2 – Mental health matters
Term 3 – Citizenship and our local community
Term 4 – Physical health and drugs education
Term 5 – It’s ok to be different
Term 6 – Relationship and sex education
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is also an important part of the PSHCE curriculum. It is taught across the whole of the school at an age appropriate level. The Department for Education is introducing compulsory Relationship and Health Education for primary pupils from September 2020. Please click here to find out what each year group will learn. Our current RSE policy was developed alongside parents and a representative of the Kent Community Health Trust.