Brushwood Junior School
To promote positive well-being and mental health of all children and ensure they are provided the opportunity to express and understand their emotions in a safe and respected environment.
By the time that pupils leave Brushwood, they will be prepared to live in the wider world, as they will have considered key areas such as:
All children will have the opportunity to address key social, emotional, mental and physical areas within the curriculum, engaging in personal reflection and discussions, and reflecting upon their own mental health and well-being.
RSE will help pupils to learn and understand about themselves: explore differences, treat all people with respect, tackle prejudice-based bullying and keep themselves safe. Teaching is supported through the use of inclusive resources, including images, stories and drawing on positive role models as appropriate.
The curriculum is set out to be a spiral curriculum where the children will review similar topics each year, they will gain a developed understanding about the key areas, mentioned above. This will allow for children to revisit and embed their knowledge and be able to apply their understanding to various real-life situations.
Topic areas are incorporated into the assembly programme, allowing children to broaden their understanding and application of knowledge.
Planning is informed by and aligned with the national curriculum. Consideration is given to how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion. Outcomes of work are regularly monitored to ensure that they reflect a sound understanding of the key identified knowledge.
RSE is an entitlement for all young people. At Brushwood Junior School, difference and diversity are taken into account when delivering RSE. Special educational needs or disability, gender and age, nationality, religion, cultural and linguistic background, all affect access to RSE.
At Brushwood, we believe that RSE is most effective when provided in the wider context of social and emotional development. We therefore deliver it as part of our PSHE curriculum as well as through our Science Curriculum.
Impact - Aims and Objectives
Through our PSHE curriculum, we will provide opportunities for our pupils to: