In order to allow individuals, friendship groups, and classes to react to, and cope with, the pressures of the world around them, we allow time for talk, discussion and reflection so that everyone knows that they are important and that their opinions are valued. ‘Circle Time’ is a method of sharing which allows children to participate as partners in the process of developing responsibility for their own behaviour and learning. It aims to encourage the development of self-esteem, interpersonal skills and strengthen relationships, whilst at the same time allows all involved to have fun together.
Sex Education is also part of the Personal, Social and Health Education programme. Care of oneself and consideration for others are central themes that lead naturally to later work on the physical and emotional changes that take place during puberty. Sex Education is taught in the context of marriage, family life and the responsibilities of parenthood. Copies of the full Sex Education Policy are available upon request at the school office and came be found on the Policies page.