PSHE is an integral part of the teaching and learning that we do at Middlestown Primary Academy. We believe wholeheartedly in delivering the social and emotional aspects of learning and these are taught weekly to all children in school. Our assembly rota demonstrates the importance of British values and reinforces the themes of our PSHE curriculum. Our aim is that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built upon mutual trust and respect for all. We feel that this will prepare our children to become respectful citizens in the future and that they will continue to show these same open and positive attitudes towards people they meet, regardless of their social or cultural background.
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)
As part of your child’s education at Middlestown Primary Academy, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
The Department for Education made changes to the Relationships and Sex Education following a nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020. All schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:
The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give the children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
From September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, became statutory and part of the National Curriculum.
We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy in light of the statutory requirements so that we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our children based on their:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
As part of this process, we consulted with parents, staff and governors which helped to inform our decisions on when and how certain content is covered. This consultation enabled us to reach a general consensus and we made adjustments to our policy and curriculum based on the feedback.
DFE RSE Primary School Guide for ParentsCTA
RSE Expectations for the end of Primary SchoolCTA
FAQ for parents regarding RSE at Middlestown Primary AcademyCTA
Key Stage 1 Knowledge Mats
Key Stage 2 Knowledge Mats
Topics covered in PSHE
PSHE at Middlestown Primary Academy
Anti-Bullying Week 2022
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week this yeas was ‘Reach Out’. Each class completed different work on this theme.
We started the week with Odd Socks Day to celebrate everyone’s unique qualities!
Learning in Year 1
Year 1 read the book ‘Ruby’s Worry’ and talked about how their feelings made them feel and what they could do to help themselves and others. They then made their own worry monsters.
Learning in Year 5
In PSHE, Year 5 took part in a conscience alley. One child became the character from a short story the children had read, and the other children offered advice on what they thought the character should do. At the end of the conscience alley, the child had to make a decision about what action they should take next.
Kindness Week 2021