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Growing Up Skills (GUS) is the forum in which we teach PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). These popular lessons take many forms and are often provided as circle time and Philosophy4Children sessions as well as direct teaching.  RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) is taught from Reception to Y6 in both GUS and Science (National Curriculum) . Parents will be informed of the SRE programme in the Y3 New Parent Information evening held in July. See the files below where there is an outline of the programme for R to Y6 and The DPS Relationship and Sex Education policy. We heartily approve of the 2015 report from the House of Commons Education Committee which recommends that PSHE be moved to statutory status and that SRE be renamed Relationship and Sex Education to reflect the existing focus on relationships and to emphasise the importance of this part of children and young people’s education.
Parents have a right to withdraw their child from aspects of the RSE provision which lie outside the teaching of National Curriculum Science.  See here.
Ofsted 2009 - Outstanding - Grade 1 - The extent to which pupils adopt healthy lifestyles AND The extent of pupils' spiritual, moral, social, cultural development.  Ofsted 2015 upheld the Outstanding judgement for pastoral care and SMSC and the school moved onto Outstanding judgement for whole school effectiveness.
The report states:

Key strengths include pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their excellent understanding of how to live healthy lives, both physically and emotionally.

Pupils have a very clear understanding of the importance of physical health and mental well-being and this is evident in the various ways they care for each other.

"The mental health and well-being of Dore children is exceptional."

Our GUS programme meets the requirements of the new national curriculum and is planned around the experiences and needs of our children. 

As GUS lessons are activity and orally based the children's learning is evidenced in a variety of ways, including in their learning books and in photographs on the learning journeys.

Lynnette Glossop,
28 Dec 2012, 01:21
Lynnette Glossop,
1 Jan 2013, 22:32
Lynnette Glossop,
22 Jun 2015, 05:53
Heather Wyatt,
28 Sept 2018, 05:37
Lynnette Glossop,
1 Jul 2013, 09:55