Personal, Social and Health Education
At Bentinck we strive to promote children’s personal, social and economic development, as well as their health and wellbeing. We aim to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
At Bentinck, children’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with children. We regard PSHE as an important, integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and at the core of our ethos. Our PSHE curriculum is broad and balanced and builds social skills, grows emotional literacy, enables mental health, nurtures children’s positive relationships with themselves and others. We provide our children with a whole- school approach to challenge the children’s thinking. We aim to improve a child’s capacity to learn, their resilience and emotional well-being and mental health and thereby enhance their life-chances. Bentinck enjoy celebrating children’s achievements and are proud of their development. We believe that this enhances the ethos of our whole school.
Relationships, Sex and Health Education
At Bentinck, we are all treated fairly and are valued. We love and respect ourselves, others, our school, and the world around us. Preparing children for life is part of the school’s Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) programme. To teach the RSHE unit, we use accredited resources (Jigsaw – Changing Me unit). This area of the curriculum teaches children about relationships, sexual differences, health, and personal safety.
Although RSHE is now statutory, we want to ensure that we are teaching the subject to a high standard, preparing children for life now and in the future. Our RSHE curriculum is thorough and empowering, and teaches our children about how to respect themselves and others. At Bentinck we are striving to give our children the skills to make good life choices and be compassionate to everyone around them and farther afield. We want them to develop into great citizens who work hard to make their mark on the world around them in a positive way.
Please click on the links below for more information about PSHE and RSHE in school.