At Holme Valley, we believe that a high quality PSHE curriculum provides pupils with the relevant skills and information which will help them make informed choices concerning their own well-being and that of the wider community.

We aim to provide children with the appropriate knowledge to support their understanding of positive relationships, with reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We offer a personalised curriculum where specific needs of our community are addressed, such as the specific needs of children in our school community which allows a greater understanding of the diverse nature of our immediate society. We provide our children with the opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be part of a diverse society.

The children are encouraged to develop a sense of self worth through contributing to school life and the wider community. We promote a good understanding of physical and mental wellbeing and the recognition of this as part of daily lives. 

Part of our PSHE curriculum is the implementation of the Relationships and Health Education and Sex Education. Our spiral approach to our RSE lessons, is intended to give the children age appropriate knowledge from the start of their school life, which will enable them to keep safe and understand what happens to them as they grow up as well as recognise potential inappropriate behaviour they may come across. 

We aim to give children the appropriate knowledge, understanding and capabilities in the context of a supportive culture which values personal and social development and promote more confident, motivated and better equipped pupils who understand the basis to make important health and life choices. We aim to develop confident, independent learners who are able to consider the thoughts and feelings of those around them and have a good understanding of the world around them. 

If you require any further information about our PSHE curriculum, please contact the school office and our subject leader will get back to you.