BELIEVING, LEARNING AND SHARING TOGETHER: School Council are in need of cakes and treats for their Macmillan Coffee Afternoon on Friday 29th September, starting at 2:30pm. Thank you from all the School Councillors and Mrs Higgins. Parents evening will be held on Monday 16th October, please make sure you have returned your time slips to your teacher. FOSMS are holding a SPOOKY DISCO on Thursday 16th October - please look out for further information about this in the FOSMS newsletter.
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Mellor St Mary CE Primary School

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Personal, Social, Health Education including Relationships (PSHE)


PSHE Statement

Our PSHE/ HRE Curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child develops the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.  We offer a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, to enable  our children to contribute fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.


They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. We aim to equip each of our children to live life in all of its fullness.


Personal , Social and Health Education includes the statutory teaching of healthy relationships from EYFS through to Year 6.


As a school we will teach reproduction and puberty education as stated as the statutory requirements for Science. This element is statutory therefore parents do not have the right to withdraw their child from this lesson.  Parents do have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from non statutory sex education delivered beyond the statutory science curriculum requirement if this is being delivered as part of PSHE / RSE.


Requests for withdrawal should be put in writing and addressed to the headteacher. A copy of the withdrawal request will be placed in the pupil’s educational record. The Headteacher will arrange a meeting to discuss the request with parents and, where appropriate the child, and take appropriate action. This may include contacting the school nurse for further advice.


Please refer to the PSHE/ HRE policy for full details.