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At Joseph Turner Primary School, we value and are dedicated to the teaching of statutory RSHE to ensure high standards. We see RSHE as a fundamental part of school life and we believe that by developing our RSHE provision we can contribute to the quality of or children’s lives, both within and beyond school. Today’s children and young people are growing up in a rapidly changing world full of opportunities but with few guarantees. RSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepared for life and work in modern Britain. RSHE can impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for all pupils developing their resilience, self-esteem, risk management, team working and critical thinking. The many skills that are developed in these subjects can be transferred across the curriculum and thus aid learning.




As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, and along with The PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE education (key stage 1-2), Sandwell’s Happy Mind, healthy me, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

 · Are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum with learning grouped into three core themes: -health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

· Have an understanding of risk and are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions regarding their personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding.

· Are taught in blocks in timetabled lessons.

· Respect own and others values, ideas and beliefs.

· Have the opportunity to explore their attitudes and values.

· Are taught RSHE as a whole subject – from relationships and sex education to mental health, online safety to employability skills.

· Are taught by trained teachers with ongoing opportunities to learn through CPD.

· Will acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

· Will have opportunities to reflect in circle time activities, class assemblies, whole school assemblies and through our values education.



Our children at Joseph Turner Primary will:

· be able to themselves judge whether they feel more confident or have a firmer sense of their own beliefs and opinions.

· know what a healthy relationship looks like.

· have a range of healthy relationships.

· contribute positively to our local community and the wider world.

· know why it is important to develop economic well-being.

· have aspirations for their current next steps and their future.



At Joseph Turner Primary School, we use the PSHE Association and the Sandwell Healthy Mind, Happy Me documents.  Alongside our RSE and our Values education, these help to promote essential life skills for our children.

Cultural Capital.

Cultural capital is at the heart of all of our RSHE lessons at Joseph Turner Primary School and helps our children to prepare for our ever changing world.  It can be seen through all units taught, including All About Me, Resilience, Belonging and My Wider World which are covered across the school.

Cultural capital is a big part of every day life at our school where we celebrate diversity through exploring differences and showcase individuality through talent shows and after school clubs.  Throughout the year, we support many charity events helping our school family to gain a deeper understanding of causes and needs beyond our school walls.