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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."

We also use SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) activities in our GUS programme.  This is a full tool-kit which covers much of the teaching required in PSHE.

As GUS lessons are activity and orally based the children's learning is recorded each half-term in their 'Passport To Life'.

Here there is a summary of the GUS learning from the half-term and children choose three personal targets to work on. The Passports also record learning from the annual anti-bullying week and from any inspirational moments such as a special visitor.

All children also have a 'Think Book'.  This is a personal notebook which is used often in class for recording individual thoughts that may have been prompted by a Philosophy Circle or a current news item or introduction to a lesson or topic. Children in Reception use Class Think Books and Passports to Life - individual books are introduced some time during Y1.

Lynnette Glossop,
28 Dec 2012, 01:21
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