Personal social and health education and Citizenship
PSHE&C helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Children learn to express their views and opinions on concerns they may have. Drugs Education and Sex and Relationship Education are part of PSHE&C teaching, as are British Values.
PSHE &C are taught through the Ealing Borough's new curriculum, launched in 2017. Please click here to see the overview plans for each term (please note that we do not use the Year 5 and 6 elements yet). Medium term planning Autumn.pdf,Medium term planning Spring.pdf,Medium term planning Summer.pdf
During the 2019-2020 academic year, we will be working with other Ealing Schools on a new Relationship and Sex Education policy. Schools must consult parents in developing and reviewing their policy and Ark Byron will do that, most likely in the Spring term. Schools have to ensure that the policy meets the needs of pupils and parents and reflects the community they serve. Parents will continue to have the right to withdraw primary school aged children from any sex education lessons but not content that is classed as statutory. We will be making sure parents are well informed on our policy and the curriculum content in advance. Please be aware that all Head teachers will automatically grant a request to withdraw a pupil from any sex education delivered in primary schools, other than as part of the science curriculum, where the content is statutory.
Our PSHE curriculum is enriched by the inclusion of the Skills Builder/Enabling Enterprise projects and Challenge Days which develop specific skills such as leadership, teamwork and staying positive. Please use this link for further information: http://enablingenterprise.org/
In September 2017 we introduced MindUp and mindfulness "brain breaks" three times each day. Click on the MindUp logo below to find out more.