The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be


PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) & RSE (Relationship & Sex Education)

It is important for our children to have the knowledge and skills to make healthy, positive relationships and solve problems.


The components of our PHSE/RSE curriculum are:






Financial Wellbeing

Personal Skills

Citizenship : society (democracy, community groups, diversity)


We aim to give all children a wide and strong understanding of these areas and how it impacts on the world around them and their place within it; the choices and decisions they make and what those choices and decisions are based on. Through enquiring the right knowledge & skills, they will be equipped and empowered to think about themselves and others and how it affects day to day life. This enables our pupils to make connections and base their own thoughts, responses and beliefs whilst widening their own horizons. 


Our progressive curriculum ensures that all learning builds on prior knowledge & skills in order for our children to consolidate, develop further and make connections not only in explicit PSHE/RSE lessons but in their own decision making, how this impacts on the community where they live and the global implications. 


Through opportunities to discuss, read, reflect and consider their place in the world, children can understand the ‘bigger picture’ and ask questions about it. 


All of this is underpinned by our School Vision and Christian School Values.


Our PSHE scheme of work (1Decision) supports the active development of a school culture that prioritises physical and mental health and wellbeing, providing children with skills to evaluate and understand their own wellbeing needs, practise self-care and contribute positively to the wellbeing of those around them. It should ensure that individual children leave Claypole:

  • with self-confidence, high levels of self-esteem and pride in who they are;
  • with positive, respectful and healthy relationships with their peers and others;
  • resilient to the social and emotional barriers they may face;
  • able to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings using a wide range of appropriate vocabulary;
  • knowing when and how to seek the support of others;
  • able to apply their knowledge and understanding to everyday interactions from the classroom to the wider community and the society of which they are part;
  • able to recognise and apply British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty;
  • able to demonstrate their new knowledge, skills and understanding.



R-Time (Relationship Time) is a structured programme that builds and enhances relationships for children from Early Years to the end of Primary School. Each R time session lasts for an afternoon session once each half-term.


What are the intended outcomes?

  • build respectful relationships and good manners.
  • enable children to develop lifelong social skills.
  • reduces incidents of meanness & prevent bullying. 
  • improves behaviour.
  • raise self-esteem.
  • foster & develop pupil relationships.
  • learn to understand and value differences & things in common; respect the rights of others to have beliefs and values which are different from their own.

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This ‘R-Time’ session had a focus on the Para & Olympic values of friendship, respect, excellence, equality, determination, inspiration and courage. Year 6 planned a carousel of activities that encouraged children to shine in these values.

RSE Curriculum

Presentation for parents/carers about the changes to the RSE (Relationship & Sex Education curriculum).

Relationships and sexuality education encourages open and clear communication and builds age & developmentally appropriate knowledge. These lay the foundation for healthy and safe choices about relationships, sexual health and wellbeing.

These could include:

  • Giving accurate facts and information about sexuality
  • Teaching social and emotional skills
  • Talking about relationships and personal boundaries
  • Supporting healthy friendships and relationships
  • Letting them know it is good to talk and ask questions
  • Talking about options and finding out where to get more information
  • Making home and other environments private and safe
  • Creating and modelling rules about privacy and safety
  • Reinforcing rules with praise or consequences
  • Having consistency between homes, family, school & community
  • Increasing supervision during times of risk
  • Monitoring behaviour and reviewing support strategies
  • Restricting access to previous victims or vulnerable others and explaining why
  • Limiting time spent with people who bully or who also show problematic or harmful sexual behaviours
  • Removing from situations where there is actual or suspected risk of harm, exploitation, abuse or neglect
  • Seeking medical attention to check for any infections or injuries
  • Providing information and support to family, carers and staff
  • Accessing family counselling or therapy
  • Diversion techniques (e.g. sport, drama, singing)
  • Referring to other services

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact your chilld/ren's class teacher. Alternatively, contact our PSHE/RSE Leader Miss Kurvink:

PSHE & RSE Parent Zone

First Aid Training (Y5 & Y6)

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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  • Phone: 01636 626268