At Southfield Primary School we aim to create a happy, purposeful and supportive environment where children are enabled to become successful learners, develop their full potential and achieve the highest educational standards they can.  Our vision statement reflects a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners.  It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils in partnership with parents and the local community.

The Government’s review of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education concluded in March 2013, stating that the subject would remain non-statutory; the DfE has, however, stated in the National Curriculum Framework that  ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE), drawing on good practice’.

In the absence of a government programme of study we have drawn on guidance from the PSHEE Association in revising our Curriculum Framework for PSHEE to ensure that it meets the needs of our pupils in today’s changing society.  The Framework identifies the key concepts and skills that underpin PSHEE education and help us to fulfil our statutory responsibility to support children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. PSHEE education is integrated into curriculum plans for science, computing, citizenship, physical education, and design and technology; and is taught as a spiral programme based on three core themes to ensure learning in PSHEE is revisited, reinforced and extended in age- and stage-appropriate contexts.

December 2020 - consultation for new RSE policy

The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE).

These changes will come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements by Summer 2021.

Southfield Primary School has worked together will our colleagues in The Warriner Multi Academy Trust. The primary head teachers have worked together to review and agree an RSE curriculum and policy. The timing of this process was ideal for all of our schools and enabled each head teacher to share their specific needs whilst acknowledging the benefits brought with shared expertise and resources. The process has also provided the opportunity for RSE Co-ordinators in each school to work together and further develop their skills and knowledge. Part of the review process involved researching resources to support our curriculum. Our choice of the SCARF (which represents our values for children of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) resources provides a whole-school approach to building these essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best, academically and socially.

Having undertaken this thorough review we can be sure that our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and/or disabilities

We’re carrying out a survey on your thoughts about our proposed changes to our relationships and sex education policy, which you can find here:

The Policy for consultation