|The world that our children and young people face today is constantly changing, and the way in which they build relationships, interact with their peers and manage their own mental and physical wellbeing has changed significantly. Along with all the positives of modern technology and new media come great risks, as children and young people are exposed to information, content and people that could and do cause harm. For many young people today, there is little distinction between their online and offline lives. That is why it is now more important than ever to give our young children the knowledge that they need in every context to lead safe, happy and healthy lives.
At Huish, we believe that our Relationship and Health Education curriculum should give our pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens inside and outside of school. We believe at Huish that children should develop sustainable relationships with others and also understand how their bodies change over time, as this will prepare them for
We use the SCARF program set up by the Coram Life Education to offer discrete lessons, which covers the new DFE Relationships and Health Education requirements. We want our learners to engage actively in our lessons being stimulated by effective questioning about topics that affect them and the world that they will be living in once their education has ended. Discussions in our sessions are integral as they explore scenarios in a range of
different contexts and build upon their existing knowledge to respond appropriately in a given situation.
As a school, we believe that visiting professionals can enhance our curriculum further by giving children real life experiences based on the work that they do. Our annual visit from the Coram Life Education is an integral part of our provision and the units covered are built on systematically year on year.
At Huish, we value opinions from all year groups and consequently, we deliver weekly assemblies that all children can participate in and gain something from. We feel that no child should be excluded and should have the right to share their thoughts with their peers at school if they wish.