At Valley End Infant school, Personal, Health and Social Education is a key part of the daily life of the school and is promoted by the strong vision and underlying values that permeate all that we do together.
Valley End Infant School is a ‘Rights Respecting’ School (Level 2) and as such children are aware of their rights and responsibilities as world citizens. Children understand their rights to a good education, good nutritious food, and to a happy and safe environment. Their responsibilities therefore are to be the best they can be, not to stop others from learning, not to waste food and to ensure their environment is safe and happy for everyone. School staff model positive attitudes, behaviour and relationships, reflecting our vision and providing positive role models for the children.
Much of our work in this subject is in response to issues and situations as they arise with individuals, classes and the whole school. However, we also believe that PSHE should be taught as part of the curriculum through assemblies, weekly class lessons, visiting speakers and opportunities in other subject areas. Sex education is discussed in the context of family life, loving and caring relationships and respect for others. The ‘Life Bus’ visits each year to enrich the PHSE Curriculum as do parents in the NHS, who visit to talk about hygiene and our responsibilities to do as much as we can to care for ourselves.