Personal Social Health and Economic Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is a highly valued subject within the school.  It holds a precious place within the schools ethos and is a subject that is delivered carefully in each class.  Pupils are very much encouraged and supported to develop the skills necessary to listen to and value the views of others.  To prepare them for life in modern Britain, they are also taught British values such as tolerance, the difference between right and wrong and children learn about democracy.

As the pupils progress through the school, more sensitive issues are addressed in a way that meets the needs of the pupils in the Claydon area.  Policies are in place for the teaching of drug and sex and relationships (SRE) education.

Sex and Relationship Education

Discrete units of sex and relationship education are taught to Years 5 and 6 building upon the earlier PSHE education programme which deals with friendship, conflicts and family life. Issues and questions are dealt with in a sensitive and appropriate way. The lessons within Years 5 and 6 are carefully planned and delivered using a range of approved resources, such as DVDs and books which are based on relationships and puberty. Some aspects are taught within the Science curriculum. Parents of Year 5 pupils are invited to attend a parent information session where the resources can be viewed. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from the discrete units in Years 5 and 6 and this should be done in writing to the Headteacher.