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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All children at The Vale Academy are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum. We are committed to the development of the whole child, therefore we place PSHE at the heart of all that we do.

Through our curriculum, our school environment and teaching opportunities, we focus on the head, heart and hands. We encourage children to challenge their mind, motivate them to open their hearts and inspire them to be creative. We strive to promote children’s self-esteem and emotional and physical well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships. For children to thrive as adults, they should understand how they fit into their wider world and what they can do to support this environment. We make sure that our children feel a sense of belonging within their community, including the wider community outside of the academy walls.

In order to thrive, achieve and believe, children must be at the centre of our curriculum. Pupil voice lies at the heart of our school and the curriculum and opportunities we offer our children mean that they can grow into independent, active and responsible members of our school community playing an active part in decision-making. Our PSHE programme equips pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions and to become well-rounded citizens.

Relationships and sex education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils. We have outlined how our pupils will learn about relationships within our PSHE Curriculum Overview.