Mrs A Hofman – PSHE & SRE Lead

At Liskeard Hillfort we want children leave with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active and positive role in today’s society.

We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it. Our approach aims to develop the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and the global community.

We have a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health through the delivery of a programme of engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole school approach. We also promote and practise mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.

When children leave Liskeard Hillfort, they will be able to:

• have confidence and respect in sharing their own thoughts and opinions with others.

• have the skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe, in body and mind.

• have an attitude of a responsible global citizen.

• show tolerance of others beliefs, religions and life choices.

• build positive, respectful relationships with other people.

Our RSE teaching benefits from the use of the Christopher Winter Project and the NSPCC. This curriculum has a focus on families, relationships, safeguarding/keeping children safe and additional units on Respect and Equality and FGM. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

In Reception we focus on families and friendships. From Year 1 children will learn the names of the body parts, the differences between males and females and the ways in which they will develop and grow. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and to ask for help.

The curriculum continues to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction.

We aim to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, to provide them with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.