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How do we teach PSHE & RSE at Caedmon Primary School?


At Caedmon we use the 1decision scheme of work to support teaching and learning in PSHE and RSE. We follow this programme from year 1 through to Year 6. Lessons are taught weekly and are adapted to suit the needs for children at Caedmon including pupils with additional needs. Staff must teach using the National Curriculum 2014 and we have listened and adapted our 1decision scheme of work after listening and consulting with parents. 


Within early years children are able to explore PSHE and relationships (friendships) during circle time where pupils discuss a range of topics including: healthy food, brushing teeth, how to clean, friendships and problem solving in difficult situations. it allows pupils to discuss and reflect upon the foundations of their young lives. This is reflected in the birth-5 curriculum. 


What is PSHE?


PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. It also promotes core British values within its teaching. 


What is RSE?


RSE stands for Relationships & Sex Education. Relationships Education was made compulsory by the government to be taught throughout primary school, however, in line with government advice, we also teach Sex Education to Year 6 children (which can be opted out by parents/carers). Relationship Education includes friendships, families, respectful relationships and being safe online. Sex Education focuses on physical and emotional changes that take place during puberty. 


What is 1decision?


The 1decision resources have been developed over the past nine years and were created by specialists working together with schools, and most importantly, children. All our materials have received the Quality Mark from the PSHE Association, which means that schools and parents can be assured that they include the very best practice as part of a whole-school approach to keeping children safe, happy, and healthy.


The 1decision platform has been designed to be interactive, fun, and engaging for your child. At its core are a series of short film clips with alternative endings, which encourage children to consider the consequences of different decisions.


Our resources allow children to develop essential skills, knowledge, and vocabulary to manage different influences and pressures in their lives and to make safe and informed choices. Teachers and children use these films alongside pupil workbooks and on-screen lesson guides to explore various topics in a safe and supportive learning environment.