We are currently reviewing our PSHE and RSE curriculum to ensure that it meets the requirements of the new 2020 statutory changes. This includes a review of the progression in teaching of PSHE and the vocabulary that we would like the children to use throughout the school. This should be complete by July 2020.
At Mere school we will seek to use PSHE education to ensure our children have an education that makes provision for their safety and well being within the school day and the wider world. This includes understanding British values and what it means to be British, drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
To promote the spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and in society and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
To provide pupils with accurate information regarding health related matters, to help them clarify the attitudes and values, which influence health choices.
To allow pupils to learn and be proud of their achievements by raising their self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem.
To prepare pupils for the physical and emotional challenges of growing up.
To develop skills in personal relationships, self-esteem, assertiveness, decision-making and problem solving.
To develop a growing understanding of risk and safety and the skills which they require to make themselves safe.
KEEPING SAFE AT SCHOOL AND AT HOME WHEN ON-LINE.
Teachers spent a very useful Teacher Development Day updating Child Safeguarding with Sylvia Hailstone who is a Child Protection & Safeguarding Trainer for Schools.
Below is some information that could be supportive to parents as well as being used in school.
NSPCC Schools Service
Resources for parents and schools
PANTS for KS1
The PANTS campaign for KS1 which helps children identify their body parts and learn how to stay safe. This is aimed at keeping children safe from sexual abuse without mentioning the word 'sex'. Each line of PANTS covers a different part of the underwear rule and provides simple but valuable lessons that can keep a child safe.
Share Aware for KS2
The Share Aware campaign aims to help parents and teachers keep children safe online. This campaign includes two animations with a serious message deriving from the stories of two children who share too much about themselves on-line. For more information and to view the resources visit www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware
NSPCC-02 adult helpline
The NSPCC-02 partnership has been developed to provide people with expert advice on keeping children safe online. It will be available through our website, a new online safety helpline for parents and from trained staff in O2 stores. The helpline is available on: 0808 800 5002 or visit the NSPCC website for more information on http://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/
An on- line magazine for parents:
A guide “What parents need to know to help keep your child safe wherever and whenever they go online.”
One day Creative came to school to run workshops to support children in keeping safe when using the internet at school and home.
Playing online games can be so much fun, with wonderful worlds to explore and cool characters to meet, but what would happen if you could enter the game for real? The children had lots of fun dressing up as fairy tale characters in a game and deciding what was safe and when to stop and get help.
Ollie: I learnt about being safe on the internet.
Reuben: I learnt not to tell people your password
Eva : I really enjoyed watching it and learnt how to stay safe on the internet.
Emily : I don’t tell Mummy’s and Daddy’s telephone number
Jess and Ellie : We liked it when we had the detective buzzer. We had to spot if something was about to go wrong.
Ella : We learnt how to stay safe on the internet at home and at school.
Phillip :Callum told us about not sharing personal information, our address and passwords.
Hailie It gave us good information to keep safe on the internet
Sean : It was a fun way to learn about being safe on the internet.
Ashleigh : I enjoyed seeing my friends dress up and act out how to keep safe.