Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education
At Honeywell Junior School, personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. We feel it is an integral part of children’s education to help them to understand how they are developing personally and socially. We place a strong importance on mental well being and equipping children to manage challenges they might face as they move through our school and beyond. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. This enables the children to develop their own self-worth. We also ensure that the children experience the process of democracy through participation in the school council. As a Rights Respecting Gold Award School, the rights of the child, as well as sustainability, are interwoven throughout our curriculum but are fundamental to our teaching and learning of PSHCE. We believe this provides our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of the diverse society in which we live.
Drug Education (DE)
At Honeywell Juniors we believe that Drug Education should equip children with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make informed decisions about their lifestyle, help them to learn to respect themselves and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood – ultimately helping young people to resist drug misuse in order to achieve their full potential in society.
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
At Honeywell Juniors we believe that all pupils should be offered the opportunity to receive a comprehensive and well planned programme of Sex and Relationship Education as part of the PSHCE Curriculum in all year groups and specifically in Year 6 in addition to the Statutory National Curriculum Science Programmes of Study.
Sex Education is taught as a series of sessions looking at children’s own experiences of change, linking up with the changes they are soon to encounter in their new schools as well as within their own bodies. Parents/carers will be offered the opportunity to discuss the content and delivery of the programme with the subject co-ordinator and have the right to withdraw their pupils from aspects of SRE that fall outside National Curriculum Science.