PSHE at Trinity Croft
At Trinity Croft we work together as a community to provide a happy, safe and secure learning environment where everyone is valued and shown respect. We strive for excellence through a curriculum which stimulates and excites the children’s imagination, motivates a desire to achieve and inspires a lifelong love of learning.
Our values are the principles that guide the way we behave and they are very important to us. Our values are demonstrated throughout school by all members of our school community. They are Inspiration, Aspiration, Perseverance, Inclusiveness and Compassion.
Our core and Christian Values and British Values are crucial to our relationships and learning. In partnership with parents, carers and the wider community, we promote and sustain these values in our school to enable our children to become successful learners and global citizens ready to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.
At Trinity Croft we regard PSHE as an important component of the whole curriculum. We believe that as a church school, and a health promoting school, the promotion of mental health and well-being is central to the life of the school and its relationships with the surrounding community. We take very seriously the responsibility that schools have to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which:
Statement On Relationship Education
DfE Statutory guidance on Relationship Education (July 2019) states that ‘The focus on primary school be on the building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and adults.’
As a school we will therefore teach the following areas of Relationship Education:
Different friends, growing and changing, families and care, differences, male and female animals, naming body parts, body difference, personal space, help and support, changes, what is puberty, healthy relationships, talking about puberty, the reproductive system, puberty help and support, puberty and reproduction, communication in relationships, families, conception and pregnancy.
We as a school will be sensitive to our children and their families’ needs throughout the whole introduction of Relationship Education. We will ensure that parents and carers are fully informed prior to any teaching, allowing us to promote engagement within the school community. We will do this by an initial letter to invite parents/carers to an informal meeting or workshop where resources and sample lessons can be shared and offer 1:1 discussions with any families who raise concerns about any aspect of the Relationship Education materials or content.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
Rule of Law
Tolerance of those of different faiths, beliefs and ideas
When our children came back together after a challenging time, they decided to think carefully about their own mental health and that of others. We came up with the idea of Kindness Cups. Children and teachers can add kind words, a thumbs up, a small gift to anyone's cup, whenever they want to show they care.