We aim to give our pupils the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.

The scheme of work covers the Relationships and Health Education. statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including the non-statutory sex education.

Our scheme (PSHE Association) also covers wider PSHE learning, in line with the requirement of the National Curriculum making provision for personal social health and economic education. Children’s learning significantly contributes to their personal development as set out in the OFSTED inspection framework.

At Yewdale Primary School, we have a strong school ethos that actively promotes British Values. Our curriculum provides a wealth of opportunities to engage in British Values. We take a holistic approach, which allows us to embed British Values throughout the school. We also actively promote British Values through our whole school and class assemblies and weekly discussion of Primary Picture News.

A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect, in preparation for life in modern Britain.

The British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs

Children at Yewdale Primary School will learn:

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.
  • An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour.
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination