Mr Savage is the subject lead of PSHE at Banks Road Primary School.
Non Statutory Sex Education
Following consultation at Banks Road Primary School with the senior leadership team, the Governing Board, teaching staff and a parent/carer focus group, it has been decided, not to teach Sex Education beyond the content taught within the Science Curriculum, which teaches about sexual reproduction in mammals. This decision will be reviewed at regular intervals to meet the changing and specific needs of our pupils. Teaching resources and lesson content will be shared with parents and carers at ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings at the start of the academic year.
At Banks Road Primary School we use Jigsaw as our main teaching tool to support teaching and learning in PSHE.
Jigsaw 3-11 offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.
With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw 3-11 properly equips schools to deliver engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach. Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.
No Outsiders at Banks Road
At Banks Road Primary School one of our aims is to support pupils to develop the characteristics and personal qualities which will help to prepare them for life in the 21st Century.
We want to deliver a curriculum that enables our children to understand and respect the benefits that exist in a society where difference and diversity are celebrated. We teach the children to respect and accept diversity and difference, to feel that they are never an outsider and to welcome all who they meet. The principle of equality is that everyone is treated fairly without suffering discrimination or prejudice.
No Outsiders is a proactive approach which encourages children to value and celebrate each other. The teaching of ‘No Outsiders’ challenges stereotypes and the use of derogatory language in lessons and around school.
Underpinning our teaching of No Outsiders is the Equality Act 2010 which makes it against the law to discriminate against an individual because of a range of protected characteristics. The ‘No Outsiders’ approach uses a range of 35 picture books through which all pupils from Nursery to Year 6 will be taught about diversity.
Themes covered include:
- Religion or belief
- Gender & Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy or maternity
- Marriage or civil partnership
You can find out more about No Outsiders on https://no-outsiders.com/
‘No Outsiders’, alongside other elements of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education) curriculum aims to develop the ethos of the school into one where every member of the school community feels welcome.
At Banks Road, we use a variety of resources to enhance our PSHE curriculum. These include:
- NSPCC 'Speak out Stay safe' assemblies and follow-up lessons for KS2 (https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/services/speak-out-stay-safe)
- NSPCC PANTS (The Underwear Rule) resources for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 (https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/)
- Barnardos Real Love Rocks Health Relationships and Exploitation resources for Year 6 (https://www.barnardosrealloverocks.org.uk/packs/primary-pack/)
- The Proud Trust's 'Happily Ever After' resources for KS2 (https://www.theproudtrust.org/schools-and-training/primary-resources/happily-ever-after-ks2/)
We also work with a number of external partners to provide support and interventions for our children. These include:
- NSPCC InCtrl intervention designed to help keep children aged 9- to 13-years-old safe online to prevent technology-assisted child sexual abuse (https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/services-children-families/inctrl)