RE, PSHE and RSE
Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE), Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
At The Topsham School we place great importance on helping our children learn more about themselves and the essential skills of independence, cooperation and team working. This is embedded across the school through our school values. We want to give our children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, happy and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
By investing in the Jigsaw approach the children learn how our emotions affect our behaviours; about personal health and hygiene; eating and exercise. They are taught about how to keep safe, both at home, on the road and on-line and where they can seek help.
Following consultation with parents, governors and staff in October 2020 to develop our Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) policy, it is taught as appropriate to the child’s age and in line with government expectations. Please see the separate policies for PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education, and Behaviour.
The PSHE and RSE curriculum has been organised around the following themes (puzzles):
We believe Religious Education has a significant role for the development of our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different religious and non-religious world views and beliefs and encourages the children to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.
Through the teaching of RE our children will: