Our PSHE lead is Miss Crossley. Miss Crossley says:
“I have always been interested in how our relationship with, and understanding of, the wider world impacts upon our life choices. Through studying Sociology at University, I passionately explored the spiritual, cultural, moral, mental and physical development of pupils and how an effective PSHE curriculum prepares children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life."
Safeguarding our children is of paramount importance to us at Owston Park Primary Academy. We also believe it is essential that children are provided with age-appropriate information to assist them in making sensible choices and developing respect for themselves and others as they progress through the school.
Relationships education is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. Some aspects are taught in science and others are taught as part of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
Our age-appropriate comprehensive programme of Relationship Education provides accurate information about the body, reproduction, sex and sexual health. It also gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline.
With this in mind, we welcome 'Big Talk' annually to all year groups in school, as well as RSE lessons which are integrated in our PSHE curriculum during the Autumn and Summer terms.