Our BOLD Curriculum includes a broad and balanced education incorporating personal development alongside academic achievement. It is reflected in the behaviours of individuals, in their interactions and also in the provision of teaching, resources and learning environments.
The aim of the Personal Development curriculum is to provide our young people with the knowledge and skills to embrace the exciting opportunities this modern world brings, and to deal effectively with the challenges and risks they may encounter. We want our pupils to clearly understand how to keep themselves (and others) safe and healthy (online and offline), to be accepting of diversity, to show empathy and kindness, and to make a positive contribution to their school, local, and wider communities.
Our Personal Development curriculum also plays a key role in the safeguarding of our pupils; adopting a preventative approach and signposting to people/organisations to offer support, advice and guidance. Our curriculum is also flexible and responsive to dealing efficiently with school, local and wider issues as they arise – providing a safe and supportive environment to discuss complex, sensitive and current topics.
Our Personal Development Programme extends across the curriculum, incorporating the following resources into the framework of learning and experiences:
Policy for SRE Education
When first constructing our SRE programme, we shared the content with our families who were in full support of the approach, content and vocabulary used. We remind our families about the content on newsletters, but it can also be viewed in the Personal Development Policy. Families can still provide feedback or ask questions by completing the consultation form
To read our Policy for Relationships and Sex Education, which includes the content of our RSHE programme, please go to Our Policies page.
Statutory SRE Education
From September 2020, it is statutory for all primary schools to deliver Relationships and Health Education, from which there is no right of withdrawal by parents/carers
Please view our RSE Policy to view the curriculum content which is taught
Additional Sex education and right of withdrawal
Poppleton Ousebank Primary has additionally chosen to deliver Sex Education, beyond the statutory relationships education and National Curriculum for Science, as recommended by the Department for Education. This is delivered at an appropriate level to pupil physical, emotional and sexual development and taking into account SEND and religious backgrounds of pupils, as appropriate.
If you wish to view the RSE curriculum including what content is taught at what point in the year, please see our RSE policy and the link to the Jigsaw curriculum unit document below, within which this is taught. If you wish to view any resources we use in PSHE, including RSE resources, or to discuss the potential withdrawal of your child from non-statutory sex education, please contact the headteacher.
Helping parents to understand the meaning of ‘British values’
Within the information on The BOLD Curriculum and Character Education, you will have read a statement regarding ‘British values’, and how it is embedded into our C.L.I.M.B and Adventure Learning.
All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. The 2023 Prevent Duty, highlights the importance of schools actively promoting British Values. They are identified as: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
These values are not exclusively or uniquely British, but they represent key aspirations and principles for our own communities and country. It is important that pupils recognise these are expectations for a democratic and inclusive country where there is no place for prejudice and intolerance.
Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours that are contrary to fundamental British values. Attempts to promote systems that undermine fundamental British values would be completely at odds with schools’ duty to provide SMSC. The Teachers’ Standards expect teachers to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school. This includes not undermining fundamental British values.
Through our provision of SMSC within C.L.I.M.B Learning and Adventure Learning, we:
The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of pupils as a result of our school promoting fundamental British values.
What are ‘protected characteristics’ ?
The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
The Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine protected characteristics:
Exposure and explanation of these characteristics is of course age appropriate and is part of the carefully planned and sequenced PSHE curriculum.